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The Mandarins

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The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir. The World Publishing Company, 1956. Third printing. 

Vintage hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket in good condition; some wear along edges and corners. Some small chips to top edge of spine and back cover. Jacket is price-clipped, and small chip to top edge of back flap. Navy boards have some rubbing and marks. Some wear along edges. Some small black marks on fore edge. Previous owner's name on first free endpaper. No other markings inside. Very good book in very good jacket. 

"In her most famous novel, Simone de Beauvoir does not flinch in her look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of the Second World War. Drawing on those who surrounded her -- Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Arthur Koestler -- and her passionate love affair with Nelson Algren, Beauvoir dissects the emotional and philosophical currents of her time. At once an engrossing drama and an intriguing political tale, The Mandarins is the emotional odyssey of a woman torn between her inner desire and her public life. The Mandarins won France's highest literary prize, the Prix Goncourt." (Goodreads)