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- Description'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 t at the age when fidelity is attractive. I knew very little about love.' The French Riviera: home to the Beautiful People. And ne 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 tions of love, marriage and responsibility to choose her own sexual freedom.
- Author BiographyFrancoise Sagan was born in France in 1935. Bonjour tristesse (1954), published when she was just 19, became a succes de scandale and even earned its author a papal denunciation. Sagan went on to write many other novels, plays and screenplays, and died in 2004.
- Author(s)Francoise Sagan
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication07/04/2011
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitlePenguin Essentials
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Books Ltd
- Weight68 g
- Width132 mm
- Height182 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Translated byIrene Ash
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