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  • Published: 1 December 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141185491
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $22.99

Nausea




The classic existentialist novel, now rejacketed in the Penguin Modern Classics eau-de-nil livery

Nausea is both the story of the troubled life of a young writer, Antoine Roquentin, and an exposition of one of the most influential and significant philosophical attitudes of modern times - existentialism. The book chronicles his struggle with the realization that he is an entirely free agent in a world devoid of meaning; a world in which he must find his own purpose and then take total responsibility for his choices. A seminal work of contemporary literary philosophy, Nausea evokes and examines the dizzying angst that can come from simply trying to live.

  • Published: 1 December 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141185491
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Jean Paul Sartre


Jean-Paul Sartre – one of the best-known and most discussed modern French writers and thinkers – was born in Paris in 1905. His friendship with Simone de Beauvoir, whom he met while studying philosophy at the Sorbonne, stretched over fifty years, until his death in 1980. He is perhaps best remembered as the founder of French existentialism and as a man of passion, fighting for what he believed in. Among his best known works are La Nausee (1938), Les Mouches (1943), Huis clos (1944) and the trilogy Les Chemins de la liberté; published in Penguin as The Age of Reason, The Reprieve and The Iron in the Soul.

The Letters of Jean-Paul Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir 1926-1939 is also published by Penguin.

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Praise for Nausea

A tour de force

Iris Murdoch

Jean-Paul Sartre dominated the intellectual life of twentieth-century France to an extraordinary degree ... heralded as the "pope" of existentialism, he ranked as an international superstar

The New York Times

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