The Woman Destroyed
The Woman Destroyed
Translated by Patrick O'Brian

Okay, you've read The Second Sex each time it's been released, and you love our lady Simone, but you’ve never read this book?! Well, you are about to enjoy pure reading bliss. The best way to articulate the effectiveness of these stories is to say, I didn’t read them, I experienced them. Fact: I was up all night, and now my copy of The Woman Destroyed is covered in ink. --Recommended by Candra, City Lights Books

These three long stories draw us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises. In the title story, the heroine's serenity is shattered when she learns that her husband is having an affair. In "The Age of Discretion," a successful, happily married professor finds herself increasingly distressed by her son's absorption in his young wife and her worldly values. In "The Monologue," a rich, spoiled woman, home alone on New Year's Eve, pours out a lifetime's rage and frustration in a harrowing diatribe. Enthralling as fiction, suffused with de Beauvoir's remarkable insights into women, The Woman Destroyed gives us a legendary writer at her best.

Title The Woman Destroyed
Author Simone de Beauvoir
Translated by Patrick O'Brian
Publisher Pantheon
Title First Published 12 August 1987
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 256 p.
ISBN-10 0394711033
ISBN-13 9780394711034
Publication Date 12 August 1987
Main content page count 256
Weight 16 oz.

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