The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk

By Orhan Pamuk

It is 1975, an ideal spring in Istanbul. Kemal and Sibel, little ones of 2 admired households, are approximately to develop into engaged. but if Kemal encounters Füsun, a stunning shopgirl and a far off relation, he turns into enthralled. And when they violate the code of virginity, a rift starts to open among Kemal and the area of the Westernized Istanbul bourgeoisie. In his pursuit of Füsun over the subsequent 8 years, Kemal turns into a compulsive collector of items that chronicle his lovelorn progress—amassing a museum that's either a map of a society and of his center. Orhan Pamuk’s first novel due to the fact profitable the Nobel Prize is a stirring exploration of the character of romance.

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It’s a promise,” I said. “A solemn promise between friends, Füsun. ” I saw her smile. “Let me leave the handbag here,” I said. ” “Leave the bag if you wish, but you had better not come back here for the money. ” “Then let’s exchange it for something,” I said. “I can no longer do that,” she said, sounding like a proud and tetchy girl. “No really, it’s not important,” I offered. “But it is to me,” she said firmly. ” “I don’t want that woman causing you any more upset,” I replied. “Don’t worry, I’ve just worked out how to do this,” she said with the faintest of smiles.

Little by little sophisticated girls from wealthy Westernized families who had spent time in Europe were beginning to break this taboo and sleep with their boyfriends before marriage. Sibel, who occasionally boasted of being one of those “brave” girls, had first slept with me eleven months earlier. But she judged this arrangement to have gone on long enough, and thought it was about time we married. As I sit down so many years later and devote myself heart and soul to the telling of my story, though, I do not want to exaggerate my fiancée’s daring or to make light of the sexual oppression of women, because it was only when Sibel saw that my “intentions were serious,” when she believed in me as “someone who could be trusted”—in other words, when she was absolutely sure that there would in the end be a wedding—that she gave herself to me.

To Look 62. To Help Pass the Time 63. The Gossip Column 64. The Fire on the Bosphorus 65. The Dogs 66. What Is This? 67. Cologne 68. 4,213 Cigarette Stubs 69. Sometimes 70. Broken Lives 71. You Hardly Ever Come Here Anymore, Kemal Bey 72. Life, Too, Is Just Like Love… 73. Füsun’s Driving License 74. Tarik Bey 75. The İnci Patisserie 76. The Cinemas of Beyoğlu 77. The Grand Semiramis Hotel 78. Summer Rain 79. Journey to Another World 80. After the Accident 81. The Museum of Innocence 82. Collectors 83.

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