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The Immoralist
Michel is a wealthy young man who marries Marceline in order to please his dying father. He admits he does not love his wife, however he has never loved any woman and believes this is a good enough basis for marriage. On their honeymoon travels through Africa Michel is struck by tuberculosis, and the disease will make him reassess his life and begin to live in a whole new way. Marceline dotes on Michel during his illness, and introduces him to local b...