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Novel, Historical novel by Albert Cohen


Belle du Seigneur is a 1968 novel by the Swiss writer Albert Cohen. Set in Geneva in the 1930s, the narrative revolves around a Mediterranean Jew employed by the League of Nations, and his romance with a married Swiss aristocrat. The novel is the standalone third part in a series of four; it follows Solal of the Solals and Nailcruncher, and precedes Les Valeureux. It received the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française. An English-language film adaptation starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Natalia Vodianova was completed in 2012 and was released in Russia in November and in France in June 2013.

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