Les Belles Images, Simone de Beauvoir. Fontana, Collins, 1969.
English translation by Patrick O’Brien.
Les Belles Images is a social analysis on women in France’s elite class. De Beauvoir, French existentialist and philosopher, deconstructs women’s roles in a patriarchal society; the expectations imposed on them, and their own personal anxieties, offering a diverse-perspective view on their social existence in contemporary life.
•beautiful cover art of woman in nude sleeping in bed
•Previous owners inscription on first page
•series of numbers written at top of last page
•otherwise no markings