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A Certain Smile
Author: Francoise Sagan

ISBN: 9780226733470
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 16 September 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.2 x 1.8
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Franoise Sagan is best known for her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse, which caused a scandal when she first published it at the age of eighteen in 1953. But her second novel, A Certain Smile, less shocking and more psychologically convincing, was preferred by many critics.  Like Bonjour Tristesse, this story is set in Paris in the 1950s and told by a young student bored by her law books, restless and curious about love and sex.  She is fond of her loyal boyfriend, but he, too, bores her.  His worldly uncle strikes her as more exciting, appealingly risky and forbidden. Frank and spontaneous, vulnerable and cruel, thoughtless and insightful, Sagan's young narrator explores such perennial themes as unrequited love and the precarious balance of irrational emotions and self-restraint. This edition includes a new foreword by Diane Johnson, author of the best-selling novels Le Divorce and L’Affaire.   “The second book is now out, and so is the verdict. Sagan’s novel Un Certain So...

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