She Came to Stay: A Novel

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World Publishing Company, 1954 - Actors and actresses - 404 pages
Set in Paris on the eve of World War II and sizzling with love, anger, and revenge, She Came to Stay explores the changes wrought in the soul of a woman and a city soon to fall. Although Françoise considers her relationship with Pierre an open one, she falls prey to jealousy when the gamine Xavière catches his attention. The moody young woman from the countryside pries her way between Françoise and Pierre, playing up to each one and deviously pulling them apart, until the only way out of the triangle is destruction. Based on the author's actual relationships with Jean-Paul Sartre and Bianca Bienenfeld.

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

And wanted to see how Ms de Beauvoir treated it in her fiction. Reading this semi-autobiographical novel did give me a look at a practical application of that philosophy. Oh, and it's also a very ... Read full review

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I kept noticing that Francoise and Pierre are always dissing Xaviere, most of the time behind her back. But the evidence that Xaviere reciprocates back to the evil pair is quite sparse. Or maybe I ... Read full review


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