She Came to Stay

Simone de Beauvoir (Author)

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"One of the most acute and thoughtful achievements of French fiction at mid-century." — New York Times

Set in Paris on the eve of World War II and sizzling with love, anger, and revenge, She Came to Stay explores the changes wrought in the soul of a woman and a city soon to fall. Although Françoise considers her relationship with Pierre an open one, she falls prey to jealousy when the gamine Xaviere catches his attention. The moody young woman from the countryside pries her way between Françoise and Pierre, playing up to each one and deviously pulling them apart, until the only way out of the triangle is destruction. "Behind the sympathy there is curiosity. . . . A writer whose tears for her characters freeze as they drop." — Sunday London Times

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • July 1999
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31884-5
  • 5.4 × 8 in / 408 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide excluding Canada and the British Commonwealth.

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