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    The Age of Reason (Paperback) By (author) Jean-Paul Sartre, Introduction by David Caute, Translated by Eric Sutton

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    DescriptionSet in the volatile Paris summer of 1938, "The Age of Reason" follows two days in the life of Mathieu Delarue, a philosophy teacher, and his circle in the cafes and bars of Montparnasse. Mathieu has so far managed to contain sex and personal freedom in conveniently separate compartments. But now he is in trouble, urgently trying to raise 4,000 francs to procure a safe abortion for his mistress, Marcelle. Beyond all this, filtering an uneasy light on his predicament, rises the distant threat of the coming of the Second World War.


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    Title
    The Age of Reason
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Paul Sartre, Introduction by David Caute, Translated by Eric Sutton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 223 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141185286
    ISBN 10: 0141185287
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FC
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 843.912
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FBA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Philosopher, novelist, playwright and polemicist, Jean-Paul Sartre is thought to have been the central figure in post-war European culture and political thinking. His most well-known works, all of which are published by Penguin, include THE AGE OF REASON, NAUSEA and IRON IN THE SOUL.
    Review quote
    "Entertaining...the characters are well observed and conscientiously and intelligently studied."-- Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker
    Back cover copy
    The Age of Reason is set in 1938 and tells of Mathieu, a French professor of philosophy who is obsessed with the idea of freedom. As the shadows of the Second World War draw closer - even as his personal life is complicated by his mistress's pregnancy - his search for a way to remain free becomes more and more intense.
    Flap copy
    The first novel of Sartre's monumental Roads to Freedom series, The Age of Reason is set in 1938 and tells of Mathieu, a French professor of philosophy who is obsessed with the idea of freedom. As the shadows of the Second World War draw closer -- even as his personal life is complicated by his mistress's pregnancy -- his search for a way to remain free becomes more and more intense.