Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cécile 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... show more
Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cécile 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. Cécile 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, Cécile 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, Françoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse is a beautifully composed, wonderfully ambiguous celebration of sexual liberation, at once sympathetic and powerfully unsparing.
Publish date: 2008-06-17
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Coming Of Age
, French Literature
The French Riviera: home to the Beautiful People. And none are more beautiful than Cécile, a precocious seventeen-year-old, and her father Raymond, a vivacious libertine. Charming, decadent and irresponsible, the golden-skinned duo are dedicated to a life of free love, fast cars and hedonistic pleas...
Не буду комментировать сюжет, но написано хорошо. Главная героиня может не нравиться, конечно, - но она очень правдоподобна. В автобиографических произведениях это вообще бывает редко, т.к. автор старается себя приукрасить, оправдать, а здесь такого нет. Другие герои, конечно, слегка картонные, но и...
I have actually never read this book in English! ;) But I am looking forward to seeing the way heartbreak translates across cultures and universes...
An odd, precocious little novella that seemed like an ideal summer read: prematurely world-weary French girl thwarts her playboy father’s relationship while on vacation on the Riviera and experiencing her own sexual awakening. Sounds just delightfully melodramatic enough. And it’s short. In some way...
bookshelves: shortstory-shortstories-novellas, film-only, published-1953, autumn-2013, france, debut Read from August 11 to November 13, 2013 Stars:Jean Seberg, David Niven, Deborah Kerr IMDB Description: Cecile, decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father Raymond. When Anne, Raym...