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Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986)

Author of The Second Sex

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The Second Sex 3,922 copies, 27 reviews
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter 1,653 copies, 26 reviews
The Second Sex 1,640 copies, 11 reviews
The Mandarins 1,426 copies, 11 reviews
The Woman Destroyed 1,114 copies, 9 reviews
She Came to Stay 867 copies, 8 reviews
A Very Easy Death 798 copies, 12 reviews
The Prime of Life 731 copies, 6 reviews
The Blood of Others 617 copies, 5 reviews
All Men Are Mortal 602 copies, 9 reviews
Les Belles Images 480 copies, 3 reviews
The Coming of Age 358 copies, 2 reviews
Adieux: a Farewell to Sartre 356 copies, 3 reviews
Force of Circumstance 315 copies, 3 reviews
All Said and Done 308 copies, 2 reviews
Letters to Sartre 183 copies, 2 reviews
Les Mandarins : Tome 1 102 copies, 1 review
Must We Burn de Sade? 76 copies, 2 reviews
Misverstand in Moskou 50 copies, 1 review
Pariisi 1939-44 24 copies
Wij vrouwen 22 copies
Who Shall Die? 13 copies
Autoritratto a settant'anni (interviewer) 10 copies
Marcelle 5 copies
1930 - 1939 3 copies
Privilèges 3 copies
La Femme indépendante 2 copies, 1 review
Bigarren sexua 1 copy, 1 review
Monoloog 1 copy
Szelíd halál 1 copy, 1 review
A Velhice 1 copy
The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings (Introduction, some editions) 1,073 copies, 16 reviews
Dirty Hands (Contributor, some editions) 624 copies, 5 reviews
Treblinka (Foreword, some editions) 500 copies, 9 reviews
Shoah (Preface) 467 copies, 5 reviews
La bâtarde (Foreword) 414 copies, 7 reviews
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (Contributor) 368 copies
Cries of The Spirit (Contributor) 303 copies, 3 reviews
Love Letters (Contributor) 148 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women (Contributor) 70 copies, 1 review
The bird has no wings : letters of Peter Schwiefert (Foreword, some editions) 16 copies
Bluebeard and Other Tales (Introduction, some editions) 14 copies
Simone de Beauvoir: Weggefährtinnen im Gespräch (some editions) 9 copies, 1 review
À cause d'elles (Preface) 3 copies

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Simone de Beauvoir was born in Paris to a devoutly Catholic bourgeois family. She was educated at a convent boarding school and originally wanted to become a nun; however, she lost her faith at age 14. After passing her baccalaureate exams, she studied mathematics at the Institut Catholique and literature and languages at the Institut Sainte-Marie, before entering the Sorbonne to study philosophy. She wrote her thesis on Leibniz. She sat in on courses at the École Normale Supérieure to prepare for the agrégation (postgrad exam) in philosophy, and it was there that she met Jean-Paul Sartre. De Beauvoir became a teacher, intellectual, and well-known writer, beginning with her first novel, She Came to Stay (1943). She also produced philosophical essays, plays, memoirs, travel diaries, and newspaper articles, and served as an editor of the influential literary review Les Temps modernes. She won the Prix Goncourt for her 1954 novel The Mandarins. De Beauvoir became a key figure in the struggle for women's rights in France and worldwide, sparked by her feminist work The Second Sex (1949). With her lifelong companion Sartre, she was a central player in the important philosophical debates of the 20th century.
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