The Confession of a Child of the Century (Penguin Classics)

Alfred De Musset

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Synopsis: Recently made into a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg—the classic French novel of infidelity

Inspired by its author’s scandalous real-life affair with the trouser-wearing feminist novelist George Sand, The Confession of a Child of the Century is a searingly honest, passionate account of a young man’s rite of passage. Capturing the failed idealism of the Romantic era, it is published here in the first new English translation in over a century.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About the Author: Alfred de Musset (1810–1857) was a poet, novelist, and dramatist and, from 1833 to 1835, the lover of the novelist George Sand.

David Coward is a professor emeritus of French at the University of Leeds. Winner of the Scott-Moncrieff Translation Prize, he has also translated Molière for Penguin Classics.

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