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The Benefactor


In the form of a memoir by a latter-day Candide named Hippolyte, The Benefactor leads us on a kind of psychic Grand Tour, in which Hippolyte's violently imaginative dream life becomes indistinguishable from his surprising experiences in the "real world". Sontag's novel supplies a fascinating, knowing, acerbic portrait of a certain bohemian demi-monde that flourished in France until quite recently. More importantly, The Benefactor is a novel about ideas - especially religious ideas - unlike any other: funny, acrobatic, ...

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The Benefactor
2009, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141190099

Mass-market paperback

The Benefactor
2002, Picador USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312420123

Trade paperback

The Benefactor
1994, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099387015

Mass-market paperback

The Benefactor
1991, Anchor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780385267106

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The Benefactor
1987, Farrar Straus Giroux

ISBN-13: 9780374520564

Trade paperback

The Benefactor

ISBN-13: 9780863160486

2nd Revised edition


1963, Farrar Straus Giroux

ISBN-13: 9780374110925


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