Albertine (Rose novel)

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Author Jacqueline Rose
Country United Kingdom
Genre Novel
Publisher Vintage UK
Publication date
Media type Print Paperback)

Albertine is the first and only novel of writer and critic Jacqueline Rose. It is a parallel novel, using characters and events from Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

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The beautiful orphan Albertine comes into contact with the austere young Marcel at a Normandy seaside hotel, whilst on holiday with friends. She soon becomes embroiled in a destructive affair with the young man, trapping them both in his Paris apartment. His jealousy and her strong will and bisexual attraction to others cause both unhappiness. A gynocentric revisiting of Proust, it is a feminist re-imagining, giving Albertine a voice she has been denied.

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