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The Woman Destroyed
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The Woman Destroyed

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by Simone de Beauvoir, Patrick O'Brian (Translator)
 

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In three “immensely intelligent stories about the decay of passion” (The Sunday Herald Times [London]), Simone de Beauvoir draws us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises.
 
Enthralling as faction, suffused with de Beauvoir’s remarkable insights into women, The Woman Destroyed <

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In three “immensely intelligent stories about the decay of passion” (The Sunday Herald Times [London]), Simone de Beauvoir draws us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises.
 
Enthralling as faction, suffused with de Beauvoir’s remarkable insights into women, The Woman Destroyed gives us a legendary writer at her best.

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From the Publisher
"Witty, immensely adroit . . . These three women are believable individuals presented with a wry mixture of sympathy and exasperation."
—The Atlantic

"A remarkable feat of empathy."
—The Times Literary Supplement

"Brilliant craftsmanship." 
— Harper's

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394711034
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1987
Series:
Pantheon Modern Writers Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
316,059
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Simone de Beauvoir was born in Paris in 1908. In 1929 she became the youngest person ever to obtain the agrégation in philosophy at the Sorbonne, placing second on the exam to Jean-Paul Sartre. She taught at lycées in Marseille and Rousen from 1931 to 1937, and in Paris from 1938 to 1943. After World War II, she emerged as one of the leaders of the existentialist movement, working with Sartre on Les Temps Modernes. The author of many acclaimed works, de Beauvoir was one of the most influential thinkers of her generation. She died in 1986.

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The Woman Destroyed 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
De Beauvoir expertly and entrancingly tells the story of a middle aged woman who must face the fact that her husband has fallen in love with someone else, which may lead to his leaving her. The book is compelling in that it takes you through the gamut of emotions that one experiences when faced with blatant betrayal and how it is possible to parlay those feelings into a kind of emotional strength or breakdown completely in a state of hopelessness.