Bonjour Tristesse

by Francoise Sagan

A Hay Festival and The Poole VOTE 100 BOOKS for Women Selection 'Late into the night we talked of love, of its complications. In my father's eyes they were imaginary. . . This conception of rapid, violent and passing love affairs appealed to my imagination. I was not at the age when fidelity is attractive. I knew very little about love.' The French Riviera: home to the Beautiful People. And none are more beautiful than Cecile, a precocious seventeen-year-old, and her father Raymond, a vivacious libertine. Charming, decadent and irresponsible, the golden-skinned duo are dedicated to a life of free love, fast cars and hedonistic pleasures. But then, one long, hot summer Raymond decides to marry, and Cecile and her lover Cyril feel compelled to take a hand in his amours, with tragic consequences. Bonjour Tristesse scandalized 1950s France with its portrayal of teenager terrible Cecile, a heroine who rejects conventional notions of love, marriage and responsibility to choose her own sexual freedom.

Bonjour Tristesse
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Translator
Irene Ash
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Type
book
Language
English
ISBN-13
9780241951569
ISBN-10
0241951569
Number of Pages
112
Height
181 mm
Widht
111 mm
Weight
67 g
Publication Date
March 31, 2011
Format
Paperback / softback
Categories
Fiction & Related items, Modern & contemporary fiction, Fiction in translation
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