Bonjour Tristesse

Author(s): Francoise Sagan


Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cecile is the very essence of untroubled amorality. Freed from the stifling constraints of boarding school, she joins her father a handsome, still-young widower with a wandering eye for a carefree, two-month summer vacation in a beautiful villa outside of Paris with his latest mistress, Elsa. Cecile cherishes the free-spirited moments she and her father share, while plotting her own sexual adventures with a "tall and almost beautiful" law student. But the arrival of her late mother's best friend, Anne, intrudes upon a young girl's pleasures. And when a relationship begins to develop between the adults, Cecile and her lover set in motion a plan to keep them apart...with tragic, unexpected consequences.The internationally beloved story of a precocious teenager's attempts to understand and control the world around her, Francoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse is a beautifully composed, wonderfully ambiguous celebration of sexual liberation, at once sympathetic and powerfully unsparing."


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General Fields

  • : 9780061440793
  • : Harper Perennial
  • : Harper Perennial
  • : May 2008
  • : 181mm X 130mm X 11mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Francoise Sagan
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 843.914
  • : 130
  • : black white illustrations