The Second Sex

The Second Sex

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Author

De Beauvoir, Simone

Word Count

208,000 words

based on page count

Pages

832 pages

Edition Publisher

Vintage

Edition Publish Date

January 1, 2011

Identifiers

ISBN-10: 030727778X

ISBN-13: 9780307277787

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Overview: Newly Translated And Unabridged In English For The First Time, Simone De Beauvoir's Masterwork Is A Powerful Analysis Of The Western Notion Of Woman, And A Groundbreaking Exploration Of Inequality And Otherness. This Long-awaited New Edition Reinstates Significant Portions Of The Original French Text That Were Cut In The First English Translation. Vital And Groundbreaking, Beauvoir's Pioneering And Impressive Text Remains As Pertinent Today As It Was Sixty Years Ago, And Will Continue To Provoke And Inspire Generations Of Men And Women To Come. Introduction / Judith Thurman -- Translators' Note -- Volume 1: Facts And Myths -- Introduction -- Part 1: Destiny -- Chapter 1: Biological Data -- Chapter 2: Psychoanalytic Point Of View -- Chapter 3: Point Of View Of Historical Materialism -- Part 2: History -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Part 3: Myths -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- 1: Montherlant Or The Bread Of Disgust -- 2: D H Lawrence Or Phallic Pride -- 3: Claudel Or The Handmaiden Of The Lord -- 4: Breton Or Poetry -- 5: Stendhal Or Romancing The Real -- 6 -- Chapter 3 -- Volume 2: Lived Experience -- Introduction -- Part 1: Formative Years -- Chapter 1: Childhood -- Chapter 2: Girl -- Chapter 3: Sexual Initiation -- Chapter 4: Lesbian -- Part 2: Situation -- Chapter 5: Married Woman -- Chapter 6: Mother -- Chapter 7: Social Life -- Chapter 8: Prostitutes And Hetaeras -- Chapter 9: From Maturity To Old Age -- Chapter 10: Woman's Situation And Character -- Part 3: Justifications -- Chapter 11: Narcissist -- Chapter 12: Woman In Love -- Chapter 13: Mystic -- Part 4: Toward Liberation -- Chapter 14: Independent Woman -- Conclusion -- Selected Sources -- Index. Simone De Beauvoir ; Translated By Constance Borde And Sheila Malovany-chevallier ; With An Introduction By Judith Thurman. Originally Published: Paris : Editions Gallimard, 1949. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 767-770) And Index.