The Immoralist | Study Guide

André Gide

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Overview

Author

André Gide

Year Published

1902

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama, Philosophy

Perspective and Narrator

Most of The Immoralist is told by Michel, an unreliable first-person narrator. The novel is a story he tells to three friends. Brief portions at the novel's beginning and end are told by one of his friends in a letter written in the first person.

Tense

The Immoralist is told in a mix of present and past tense.

About the Title

The title of The Immoralist refers to Michel's mental transformation throughout the book. He sheds off traditional morality and respectability as he develops new values that harm the people close to him.

Summary

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