Set in the Baltic provinces in the aftermath of World War I, "Coup de Grace" tells the story of an intimacy that grows between three young people hemmed in by civil war: Erick, a Prussian fighting with the White Russians against the Bolsheviks; Conrad, his best friend from childhood; and Sophie, whose unrequited love for Conrad becomes an unbearable burden.
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"The eerie effect of [Yourcenar's] prose . . . is all the more extraordinary in that she was not present in Lithuania in the years immediately following World War I. Her accomplishment is like that of Stephen Crane in "The Red Badge of Courage" or Stendahl's in the Waterloo chapters of "The Charterhouse of Parma."" --Louis Auchincloss, "The New York Times Book Review"
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Book Description HarperCollins 1992-11-02, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Bookseller Inventory # 9780002712200-21
Book Description Harvill Press, UK, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Moderate reading wear. Very clean interior. Bookseller Inventory # 025110