The inseparables

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When Andrée joins her school, Sylvie is immediately fascinated. Andrée is small for her age, but walks with the confidence of an adult. Under her red coat, she hides terrible burn scars. And when she imagines beautiful things, she gets goosebumps. Secretly Sylvie believes that Andrée is a prodigy about whom books will be written. The girls become close. They talk for hours about equality, justice, war and religion; they lose respect for their teachers; they build a world of their own. But they can’t stay like this forever.

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The lost novel from the author of The Second Sex

When Andrée joins her school, Sylvie is immediately fascinated. Andrée is small for her age, but walks with the confidence of an adult. The girls become close. They talk for hours about equality, justice, war and religion; they lose respect for their teachers; they build a world of their own. But as the girls grow into young women, the pressures of society mount, threatening everything.

This novel was never published in Simone de Beauvoir’s lifetime. It tells the story of the real-life friendship that shaped one of the most important thinkers and feminists of the twentieth century.

‘Slim, elegant, achingly tragic and unaffectedly lovely in its evocation of the closeness between girls – and the pressures that sunder them’ Spectator

VINTAGE FRENCH CLASSICS – five masterpieces of French fiction in gorgeous new gift editions.

TRANSLATED BY LAUREN ELKIN – INTRODUCED BY DEBORAH LEVY

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Weight0.01 kg
Dimensions11.6 × 19.7 × 13 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

176

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

843.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K