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Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter (Perennial Classics) (Paperback)

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    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.

    She 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.

    Praise For…

    “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.”

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

    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780060825195
    ISBN-10: 0060825197
    Publisher: Harper Perennial
    Publication Date: August 2nd, 2005
    Pages: 384
    Language: English