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Simone de Beauvoir

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Simone de Beauvoir was born in Paris in 1908. In 1929 she became the youngest person ever to obtain the agrégation in philosophy at the Sorbonne, placing second on the exam to Jean-Paul Sartre. She taught at lycées in Marseille and Rousen from 1931 to 1937, and in Paris from 1938 to 1943. After World War II, she emerged as one of the leaders of the existentialist movement, working with Sartre on Les Temps Modernes. The author of many acclaimed works, de Beauvoir was one of the most influential thinkers of her generation. She died in 1986.

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Adieux
A Farewell to Sartre
Written by Simone De Beauvoir


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 12, 1985
Price: $15.95

“An intimate, personal, and honest portrait of a relationship unlike any other in literary history.” —Deirdre Bair, The Philadelphia Inquirer Read more >
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Adieux
A Farewell to Sartre
Written by Simone De Beauvoir


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 9, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Exam Copy
A Very Easy Death

Written by Simone De Beauvoir


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 12, 1985
Price: $11.95

A poignant account of her mother's death from cancer. Read more >
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A Very Easy Death

Written by Simone De Beauvoir


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 9, 2013
Price: $8.99

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The Woman Destroyed

Written by Simone De Beauvoir


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 12, 1987
Price: $14.95

These three long stories draw us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises. In the title story, the heroine's serenity is shattered when she learns that her husband is having an affair. In "The Age of Discretion," a successful, happily married professor finds... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Woman Destroyed

Written by Simone De Beauvoir


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 9, 2013
Price: $11.99

Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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