The Reprieve

The Reprieve

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It is September 1938 and during a heatwave, Europe tensely awaits the outcome of the Munich conference, where they will learn if there is to be a war. In Paris, people are waiting too, among them Mathieu, Jacques and Philippe, each wrestling with their own love affairs, doubts and angsts - and none of them ready to fight. The second volume in Sartre's wartime Roads to Freedom trilogy, "The Reprieve" cuts between locations and characters to build an impressionistic collage of the hopes, fears and self-deception of an entire continent as it blinkers itself against the imminent threat of war.

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 28mm | 322.06g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141185783
  • 9780141185781
  • 139,330

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A masterly historical re-creation, it depicts at once the negotiations between the British government under Neville Chamberlain and NaziGermany and the lives of the French people as the world braces itself for war.

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An extraordinary picture of life in France during the critical eight days before the signing of the fateful Munich Pact and the subsequent takeover of Czechoslovakia in September 1938. Translated from the French by Eric Sutton.

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About Jean-Paul Sartre

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.

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