The Immoralist (1902) by Andre Gide belongs to the great tradition of confessional literature. It calls to mind books like Notes from Underground, A Tale of Two Cities, Crime and Punishment, Doctor Faustus and The Plague. The protagonist, Michel, has a sexual and moral awakening after becoming ill on travels after his marriage to Marceline. It is an impressive in the simple and direct writing style. As usual, I found the introduction by translator and critic Alan Sheridan enlightening. I was not aware of Gide's acquaintance with Oscar Wilde. Sheridan also points out the influence of Nietzsche on Gide's thinking and writing. The fact that it was written in 1902 is extraordinary in itself.