Good. Autobiography. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. This is translated from the French by Peter Green. This book is in good condition. The spine is not creased. There is a little soiling along the outer edges of the pages. Mass market paperback.
Very Good-in Good dust jacket. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Name, writ small, on the ffep. Very minor endpaper foxing. Contents are almost as new except for one dogged page. DJ is not much to look at, but it provides plenty of protection and information.; 9-3/8" Tall, 479pp. Maroon cloth, bright and slightly dulled gold lettering in a green spine panel, bright gold copy of author's signature on front cover. MEMOIR. First published in Paris under the title LA FORCE DE 'AGE. Translated from the French by Peter Green. "In this long-awaited second volume of one of the great autobiographies of our time, Simone de Beauvoir writes of the years from 1929 to 1944. Years when she emerged from the stifling bourgeois upbringing she described so vividly in the first volume. Rarely has there been a more exciting, more impressive account of a love than this portrait of the alliance of the most notable literary couple in France, that of de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Their view of the writer's role as that of an explorer of personal experience, and the way in which they lived this role, is fully documented in these pages. The picture is enriched with concrete and immediate descriptions of the people and places they knew, recollected conversations and emoition, and, beyond that, the sense of the impending war. She describes the way in which World War II affected her as honestly and completely as she describes the life leading up to it. It is this which gives the volume its particular place in the world's history. "
Very good. No dust jacket. 479 p. Stated first edition/no dust jacket/red cloth cover with gold lettering is in very good condition/minor shelf wear only/inside pages are clean except for pencil notations inside front cover/spine is tight/all pages intact/overall a great copy.
Prime of Life by Simone De Beauvoir is an absorbing account of her meeting and relationship with Sartre and her experiences before and during the war in France. Her day to day meetings with various friends and colleagues are described against the larger canvas of World War II
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