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  • Published: 31 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141185330
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $24.99

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter



In her memoirs, Simone de Beavoir created a remarkable portrait of a twentieth-century woman's struggle for independence

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'.

  • Published: 31 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141185330
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $24.99

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