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After receiving an anonymous letter accusing his wife of betraying him with the town's leading citizen, Dr. Kuperus returns early from an overnight trip with a brand-new revolver in his pocket
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Text: English, French (translation)From Publishers Weekly:
Not a mystery in the mode that has made Simenon universally famous, this is a classic psychological novel, issued in France in 1935 but like all other works of merit, timeless. The author's stringent control of his material deepens the reader's feelings for Dr. Hans Kuperus of Sneek, a small town in Friesland. After killing his wife and her lover, Herr Schutter, Kuperus escapes suspicion and the townspeople sympathize with the widower for a time. Then he begins behaving extravagantly, flaunting his affair with his housekeeper and scandalizing the crabbed, insular community in other ways. Finally, the doctor has no practice, no friends; he and the housekeeper are prisoners in his house. Faithfully translated by Sainsbury, the narrative hauntingly describes the disintegration of human beings, damned by weaknesses that Simenon compels the reader to recognize and pity.
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Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0151632707
Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0151632707 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0966926
Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110151632707