“One of the most acute and thoughtful achievements of French fiction at mid-century.” ― New York Times
“Behind the sympathy there is curiosity. . . . A writer whose tears for her characters freeze as they drop.” ― Sunday London Times
In her 1949 book “The Second Sex”, de Beauvoir analyzed the phenomenon of women’s oppression and was one of the first feminists, although she did not formally declare herself one until 1972. In many ways, the book provided the framework for the later feminist movement.
This book is one of her important novels.