This is the story of a married woman who falls in love with a sixteen-year-old boy while her husband is fighting in the front in the World War I.
The plot is based in the author’s personal life events, even if he still denied this fact.
There are three movie versions based on this book:
Devil in the Flesh (1947) with Micheline Presle and Gerad Philipe.
Diavolo in corpo (1986) with Maruschka Detmers, Federico Pitzalis, Anita Laurenzi
Beyond Innocence (1989) with Katia Caballero, Keith Smith, Richard Bulter