Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Second Sex
By Simone de Beauvoir

The Second Sex

By (author) See other recent books by Simone de Beauvoir
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $27.78
Your Price: $25.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.78! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.25 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days, Not for Xmas



Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

Book Description

Of all the writing that emerged from the existentialist movement, Simone de Beauvoir's groundbreaking study of women will probably have the most extensive and enduring impact. It is at once a work of anthropology and sociology, of biology and psychoanalysis, from the pen of a writer and novelist of penetrating imaginative power. THE SECOND SEX stands, four decades after its first appearance, as the first landmark in the modern feminist upsurge that has transformed perceptions of the social relationship of man and womankind in our time.

Buy Second Sex book by Simone de Beauvoir from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780099744214
ISBN-10: 009974421X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 48mm)
Pages: 768
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Simone de Beauvoir

Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir Second Sex, Paperback (March 2015)

Examines the limits of female freedom and explodes our deeply ingrained beliefs about femininity. Liberation, the author argues, entails challenging traditional perceptions of the social relationship between the sexes and, crucially, in achieving economic independence.

Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition) by Simone de Beauvoir Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition), Paperback (March 2015)

When first published in 1949, this title led to outrage and scandal. This work contains the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever.

» View all books by Simone de Beauvoir

Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » First published in 1949, this still stands as one of the landmarks of the modern feminist movement - taking in huge ideas on anthropology, sociology, biology and psychoanalysis - and transforming our view of the relation between men and women. (Kirkus UK)


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Second Sex book by Simone de Beauvoir and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir was born in Paris in 1908. In 1929 she became the youngest person ever to obtain the agregation in philosophy at the Sorbonne, placing second to Jean-Paul Sartre. She taught at the lycees at Marseille and Rouen from 1931-1937, and in Paris from 1938-1943. After the war, she emerged as one of the leaders of the existentialist movement, working with Sartre on Les Temps Mordernes. The author of several books including The Mandarins (1957) which was awarded the Prix Goncourt, de Beauvoir was one of the most influential thinkers of her generation. She died in 1986.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Simone de Beauvoir close
Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir
Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition) by Simone de Beauvoir
Feminist Writings by Simone de Beauvoir
Letters to Sartre by Simone de Beauvoir
Political Writings by Simone de Beauvoir
Political Writings by Simone de Beauvoir
Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Wartime Diary by Simone de Beauvoir
Diary of a Philosophy Student by Simone de Beauvoir
She Came to Stay by Simone de Beauvoir
Woman Destroyed by Simone de Beauvoir
Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir
Philosophical Writings by Simone de Beauvoir
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
America Day by Day by Simone de Beauvoir
Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir
Very Easy Death by Simone de Beauvoir
She Came to Stay by Simone de Beauvoir
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close