Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

by Simone de Beauvoir

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  • 9780060825195
  • 9780062566171

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.


  • HarperCollins; May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780062566171
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  • Title: Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
  • Author: Simone de Beauvoir
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780060825195
  • 9780062566171

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“It is a book that will leave no one indifferent, and no one affected in quite the same way.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780060825195
  • 9780062566171