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The Holy Innocents

The Holy Innocents

(1988)
A Romance
A novel by

 

"In the tradition of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles, considered a masterpiece. This is a far better book."
Anthony Burgess


Basis for Bernardo Bertolucci's film THE DREAMERS, set during the 1968 student uprisings in Paris about two siblings, a brother and a sister,. who draw a repressed American student into their games involving homosexuality, incest and sadism. Adair's novel was itself homage to Jean Cocteau's novel THE HOLY TERRORS, about incestuous siblings and the stranger who enters their world.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 1989 : USA Hardback
Title: The Holy Innocents
Author(s): Gilbert Adair
ISBN: 0-525-24788-2 / 978-0-525-24788-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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September 1988 : UK Hardback
Title: The Holy Innocents: A Romance
Author(s): Gilbert Adair
ISBN: 0-434-04578-0 / 978-0-434-04578-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 1989 : UK Paperback
Title: The Holy Innocents
Author(s): Gilbert Adair
ISBN: 0-7493-9009-3 / 978-0-7493-9009-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Minerva
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