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The Temptation of Saint Anthony
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Modern Library
Publication date December 1, 2001
Pages 236
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375759123
ISBN-10 0375759123
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $19.00
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Summary
The Christian hermit St. Anthony spends a night in the desert beset by doubts regarding his vocation, his faith, and the concept of God, 'meeting' an array of historical figures including Buddha and the Queen of Sheba.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A book that deeply influenced the young Freud and was the inspiration for many artists, The Temptation of Saint Anthony was Flaubert’s lifelong work, thirty years in the making. Based on the story of the third-century saint who lived on an isolated mountaintop in the Egyptian desert, it is a fantastical rendering of one night during which Anthony is besieged by carnal temptations and philosophical doubt.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic reproduces the distinguished Lafcadio Hearn translation, which translator Richard Sieburth calls “a splendid period piece from one of America’s premier translators of nineteenth-century French prose. In Lafcadio Hearn’s Latinate rendering, Flaubert’s experimental drama of the modern consciousness reads as weirdly as its oneiric original.”

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9780375759123 | details & prices | 236 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $19.00
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