Bonjour Tristesse (French Edition)

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Cécile a dix-sept ans. En vacances avec son père, veuf qui se satisfait d une aventure sans lendemain avec la jolie Elsa, elle découvre l amour dans les bras de Cyril, un charmant étudiant. Mais l arrivée d Anne, une femme belle et intelligente, vient déranger ces délicieux moments d'insouciance.

Avec une écriture moderne et un charme troublant resté intact, Françoise Sagan brosse le portrait d une jeunesse en quête de liberté et de plaisir, jouant avec les sentiments comme on joue avec le feu.
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("Hello Sadness") Novel by Francoise Sagan, published in French in 1954. The story of a jealous, sophisticated 17-year-old girl whose meddling in her father's impending remarriage leads to tragic consequences, it was written with "classical" restraint and a tone of cynical disillusionment. The book showed the persistence of traditional form during a period of experimentation in French fiction. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

Cecile is seventeen. Most of her youth was spent in a convent school, but for the past two years she has lived with her widowed father, a hedonistic forty-year-old with a wandering eye. Cecile has accepted the constantly changing women of their household and cherishes the free-spirited life she shares with her father, including, most recently, a two-month summer vacation at a villa with her father's new mistress, Elsa. The villa is beautiful, Elsa is "rather simple-minded and unpretentious," and Cecile has her own plans for sexual exploration with a "tall and almost beautiful" law student. To Cecile's surprise, however, Anne comes from Paris to join them. Anne, her late mother's friend, is cool, intelligent and restrained; Cecile and her father are exuberant and careless. Cecile expects complications when she realizes that Anne is in love with her father: "All the elements of a drama were to hand - a libertine, a demimondaine, and a strong-minded woman." What unfolds is far from what she imagines. Sympathetic and unsparing, Francoise Sagan takes us into the mind of a precocious seventeen year-old as she attempts to understand and control a world beyond her years. -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister

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