The Glass Cage by Georges Simenon - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Emile quite literally lives in a glass cage, where he works, content because of his isolation, as a printer's proofreader....

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Details of The Glass Cage

Exact title of the book
The Glass Cage
Book author
Georges Simenon
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
148 pages
Language
English
Published
January 1st 1973 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
File size (in PDF)
592 kB
The Glass Cage

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Emile quite literally lives in a glass cage, where he works, content because of his isolation, as a printer's proofreader. With his protruding eyes, his expressionless face, he knows he is unattractive to women. He chooses a wife as unattractive as himself, who is submissive because of her ugliness.

They live humdrum lives, side by side, but there is little intimacy between them, and no true understanding. Little by little, the reader is gripped with apprehension. Emile's passivity masks an ominous undercurrent, a subcutaneous rage that has built up since childhood.

He is one of those people we read about when it is too late-when they have trapped their unsuspecting victims in a locked room, out of sight and earshot.