21 Days of a Neurasthenic

A Novel
Octave Mirbeau
Translated by Justin Vicari

Octave Mirbeau, author of The Torture Garden and Diary of a Chambermaid, wrote this scathing novel on the cusp of the twentieth century. Driven mad by modern life, Georges Vasseur leaves for a rest cure, where he encounters corrupt politicians, amnesiac coquettes, cheerfully sadistic killers, imperialist generals, and quack psychiatrists. Hypocrites are eternal, and not much has changed since Mirbeau wrote this acid portrait of his era.

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Translated by Justin Vicari
Format: pb
Number of pages: 330
ISBN-13: 978-1-62897-030-2
Publication date: September 2015
Language: English
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