Simone de Beauvoir


Born
in Paris, France
January 09, 1908

Died
April 14, 1986

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Simone de Beauvoir was a French author and philosopher. She wrote novels, monographs on philosophy, political and social issues, essays, biographies, and an autobiography. She is now best known for her metaphysical novels, including She Came to Stay and The Mandarins, and for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism.

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The Second Sex

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4.12 avg rating — 24,020 ratings — published 1949 — 135 editions
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Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

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4.11 avg rating — 7,338 ratings — published 1958 — 109 editions
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The Woman Destroyed

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3.99 avg rating — 6,714 ratings — published 1967 — 90 editions
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The Ethics of Ambiguity

4.13 avg rating — 3,976 ratings — published 1947 — 29 editions
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The Mandarins

4.12 avg rating — 3,579 ratings — published 1954 — 51 editions
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All Men Are Mortal

4.10 avg rating — 3,239 ratings — published 1946 — 44 editions
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A Very Easy Death

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She Came to Stay

3.90 avg rating — 2,825 ratings — published 1943 — 61 editions
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Le deuxième sexe I

4.23 avg rating — 1,616 ratings — published 1949 — 33 editions
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The Blood of Others

3.98 avg rating — 1,508 ratings — published 1945 — 40 editions
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“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself”
Simone de Beauvoir

“She was ready to deny the existence of space and time rather than admit that love might not be eternal.”
Simone de Beauvoir, The Mandarins

“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”
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