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The Misunderstanding Hardcover – 6 Sep 2012

3.9 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus; First UK Edition edition (6 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0701186755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0701186753
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2 x 20.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 913,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"How easy it is to be drawn into this superb period novel" (The Connexion)

"Written when the author was just 21 years old, The Misunderstanding shows remarkable understanding of the mysteries of the human heart and the social, familial and economic pressures that pull two lovers apart, even as passion draws them closer. The two central figures are exquisitely drawn, with Yves, in particular, a remarkable portrait of the deep pain and wounded pride of a man born to luxury and living in reduced circumstances" (Michael Arditti Daily Mail)

"Knowing, empathic and sophisticated: it’s a wonder that someone so young could have written it" (Anne Haverty Irish Times)

"This is an astonishingly mature work of art. This study in the fleeting nature of happiness is immaculately translated by Sandra Smith" (Paul Bailey Independent)

"An astonishingly mature account of a doomed adulterous affair... it deserves to be ranked alongside all the other fine novels by this great writer" (Irish Independent)

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An intense story of self-destructive love: Irène Némirovsky's first novel, written when she was just twenty-one

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