Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

by Simone de Beauvoir

On Sale: 05/10/2016

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

by Simone de Beauvoir

On Sale: 05/10/2016

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About the Book

“[Beauvoir’s] graciously written memoirs carry distinct appeal in recording the emotional and intellectual birth pangs of a fascinating woman.” Time

A superb autobiography by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, Simone de Beauvoir's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter offers an intimate picture of growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential ambition exceedingly rare in a young woman in the 1920s.

Beauvoir vividly evokes her friendships, love interests, mentors, and the early days of the most important relationship of her life, with fellow student Jean-Paul Sartre, against the backdrop of a turbulent political time.

Critical Praise

“It is a book that will leave no one indifferent, and no one affected in quite the same way.” — New York Times

“[Beauvoir’s] graciously written memoirs carry distinct appeal in recording the emotional and intellectual birth pangs of a fascinating woman.” — Time

“This excellent autobiography . . . of the bending of the twig is, in certain respects, more sympathetic than the later leafings of the tree; but the line between the child Simone and the woman of The Second Sex and The Mandarins is direct and clear.” — Chicago Sunday Times

“This is perhaps the best piece of writing Mlle. de Beauvoir has yet done; the translator does it justice.” — Saturday Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062566171
  • ISBN 10: 0062566172
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 05/10/2016
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

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