Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 22/02/2001
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Synopsis

A superb autobiography by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, 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. Simone de Beavoir describes her early life, from her birth in Paris in 1908 to her student days at the Sorbonne, where she met Jean-Paul sartre - 'the dream-companion I had longed for since I was fifteen'.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141185330
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm

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