The Mandarins

The Mandarins

Book - 1956
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First published in 1954, this book won the Prix Goncourt. The book is a study of post-war French intellectuals.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Regnery Gateway, c1956
ISBN: 9780895268983
Branch Call Number: FIC Beauv 3206 01
Characteristics: 610 p


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Jan 29, 2015

The characters in this novel are very well constructed; insightful, sharp and consistent, you would easily feel identified with some or parts of them. It has good love stories, good political discussion, good dilemas and dramas. It is so well written that you will feel like taking sides in the most profound issues that this novel brings up. It flows. Not very fan of the ending, but still, no disappointments. It won´t help you reconcile with life nor overcome your fears. It´s just pure and good literature.

multcolib_heathere Dec 02, 2014

There are many elements that could bring you to this novel and keep you there…the setting, the era, the voyeuristic autobiographical aspect, the intellectual society, politics, ideology, love, or merely the writing. Whatever reason you decide to pick up The Mandarins, you will find it is not so easy to put down again. The characters will stay with you for a long while.

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