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Bonjour Tristesse: A Novel (P.S.)

ISBN13: 9780061440793
ISBN: 0061440795
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $12.99
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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Pages: 160
Average Goodreads rating: 3.65/5 (864 ratings)

The French Riviera: home to the Beautiful People. And none are more beautiful than Cécile, 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 Cécile 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 Cécile, a heroine who rejects conventional notions of love, marriage and responsibility to choose her own sexual freedom.