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THE WOMAN DESTROYED.

De Beauvoir, Simone. (Text) O'Brian, Patrick. (Translation)

ISBN 10: 9997407202 / ISBN 13: 9789997407207
Published by COLLINS. LONDON 1969, 1969
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First English language edition. Close to near fine in a Nf. dj. (1/2"-inch tear at head of spine adjoining spine. Trace of faint foxing & couple soil spots at top edge). Bookseller Inventory # 6777

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Title: THE WOMAN DESTROYED.

Publisher: COLLINS. LONDON 1969

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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In three “immensely intelligent stories about the decay of passion” (The Sunday Herald Times [London]), Simone de Beauvoir draws us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises.
 
Enthralling as faction, suffused with de Beauvoir’s remarkable insights into women, The Woman Destroyed gives us a legendary writer at her best.

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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 herself increasingly distressed by her son's absorption in his young wife and her worldly values. In "The Monologue," a rich, spoiled woman, home alone on New Year's Eve, pours out a lifetime's rage and frustration in a harrowing diatribe. Enthralling as fiction, suffused with de Beauvoir's remarkable insights into women, The Woman Destroyed gives us a legendary writer at her best.

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