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The Age of Reason (1945)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679738959, Paperback)The first novel of Sartre's monumental Roads to Freedom series, The Age of Reason is set in 1938 and tells of Mathieu, a French professor of philosophy who is obsessed with the idea of freedom. As the shadows of the Second World War draw closer -- even as his personal life is complicated by his mistress's pregnancy -- his search for a way to remain free becomes more and more intense.
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Set in volatile Paris of 1938, this novel follows two days in the life of Mathieu Delarue and his circle. Mathieu has so far managed to contain sex and personal freedom in separate compartments, but now he is in trouble.
Two editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.
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