Bonjour Tristesse: A Novel

Bonjour Tristesse: A Novel


Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cécile is the very essence of untroubled amorality. free of the stifling constraints of boarding institution, she joins her father—a good-looking, still-young widower with a wandering eye—for a carefree, two-month summer season holiday in a stunning villa outdoor of Paris along with his most up-to-date mistress, Elsa. Cécile cherishes the free-spirited moments she and her father percentage, whereas plotting her personal sexual adventures with a "tall and virtually appealing" legislations pupil. however the arrival of her overdue mother's ally, Anne, intrudes upon a tender girl's pleasures. And while a courting starts to strengthen among the adults, Cécile and her lover set in movement a plan to maintain them apart...with tragic, unforeseen consequences.

The the world over liked tale of a precocious teenager's makes an attempt to appreciate and keep watch over the realm round her, Françoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse is a superbly composed, splendidly ambiguous occasion of sexual liberation, without delay sympathetic and powerfully unsparing.

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