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Bonjour Tristesse

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Bonjour Tristesse

by Sagan, Francoise

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New York: E P Dutton and Company. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1955. First American Edition. Eighth Printing. Hard Cover. First American edition, eighth printing (1955). Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, author's initials blind-stamped on cover. Translated from the French by Irene Ash. A sensational 1954 French novel that has become a contemporary classic. Set against the translucent beauty of France in summer, Bonjour Tristesse is a bittersweet tale narrated by Cecile, a seventeen-year-old girl on the brink of womanhood, whose meddling in her father's love life leads to tragic consequences.. Gilt on spine faded, else fine; unmarked, tight, square, fresh, and clean. NEAR FINE.. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. 128 pp .


Bonjour Tristesse (in English, Hello Sadness) is a novel by Françoise Sagan. Published in 1954, when the author was only eighteen, it caused an overnight sensation. The title is derived from a poem by Paul Éluard, "À peine défigurée," which begins with the lines "Adieu tristesse/ Bonjour tristesse... " The 1958 film Bonjour Tristesse featured Geoffrey Horne, Deborah Kerr, Jean Seberg and David Niven as the lead actors. The music was composed by Georges Auric.


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Bonjour Tristesse
Sagan, Francoise
Hard Cover
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Used - Near Fine with no dust jacket
First American Edition. Eighth Printing
E P Dutton and Company
Place of Publication
New York
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Literature, novels, Mystery, Adventure, Romance, Suspense

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