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Francoise Sagan late 70s/early 80s vintage paperbacks

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Francoise Sagan late 70s, early 80s vintage Penguin paperback collection. Stunning cover portraits by Steve Campbell. Conditions of each book range from fair to near fine. Set is overall in good condition. 


Françoise Sagan was a French novelist and dramatist. She wrote her most well-known work, Bonjour Tristesse, in 1954 when she was 18 years old. She would go on to produce 20 other novels, three short story collections, nine plays, two biographies and several non-fiction pieces. 


From the New York Times (2004): "Serge Gavronsky, a professor of French literature at Barnard College, said in a 1995 interview that Ms. Sagan's early novels expressed the rebelliousness and cynicism of many of her peers in the French bourgeoisie. Those books, he said, "were perfectly in accord with a moment of time" -- the mid-1950's -- and "well connected" with France's literary past. John Updike, writing in The New Yorker 20 years after "Bonjour Tristesse" appeared, praised "its sparkling sea and secluding woods, its animal quickness, its academically efficient plot, its heroes and heroines given the perfection of Racine personae by the young author's innocent belief in glamour." Later works by Ms. Sagan appeared repeatedly on best-seller lists in France, and she went on to write more than a score of books, as well as plays, film scripts, short stories and song lyrics. Some of her novels were turned into movies -- "Bonjour Tristesse" and "A Certain Smile" in 1958 -- and she directed the 1977 French film "Les Fougères Bleues.""


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Bonjour Tristesse, 1981. Very light shelfwear. No markings. Near fine condition. 

Scars On the Soul, 1978. Some scratches to cover. Previous owner's name on inside cover. No other markings. Good condition. 

Wonderful Clouds, 1978. Previous owner's name on title page. First couple of pages detaching. Slight slant to spine. Heavy creasing to spine. Fair condition. 

Sunlight on Cold Water, 1978. Some light shelfwear. Some corner creasing. No markings inside. Good+ condition. 

The Unmade Bed, 1980. Some wear to edges and spine. Some corner creasing. No markings inside. Good condition. 

Lost Profile, 1978. Significant wear to cover; scratches, rubbing, corner and spine creasing. No markings inside. Fair condition. 

Silken Eyes*, 1979. No markings. Near fine condition. 

*The copy of Silken Eyes in the photos has been replaced with one in significantly better condition

Françoise Sagan was a French novelist and dramatist. She wrote her most well-known work, Bonjour Tristesse, in 1954 when she was 18 years old. She would go on to produce 20 other novels, three short story collections, nine plays, two biographies and several non-fiction pieces.