Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter, Paperback

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series



A superb autobiography by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, "Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter" offers an intimate picture of growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential ambition exceedingly rare in a young woman in the 1920s.

Simone de Beavoir describes her early life, from her birth in Paris in 1908 to her student days at the Sorbonne, where she met Jean-Paul sartre - 'the dream-companion I had longed for since I was fifteen'.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780141185330



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