Bonjour Tristesse (Great Loves, #16)

by Françoise Sagan, Irene Ash

Bonjour Tristesse scandalised 1950’s France with its portrayal of teenager Cécile, a heroine who rejects conventional notions of love, marriage and family to choose her own sexual freedom.Cécile leads a hedonistic, frivolous life with her father and his youngmistresses.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 113 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.62 out of 5
  • Published August 31st 2007 by Penguin
  • Original Title: Bonjour Tristesse
  • ISBN: 014103291X (ISBN13: 9780141032917)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Elsa Mackenbourg
  • Anne Larsen
  • Cécile
  • Raymond
  • Cyril
  • Literary Awards: Prix des Critiques (1954)

Bonjour Tristesse scandalised 1950’s France with its portrayal of teenager Cécile, a heroine who rejects conventional notions of love, marriage and family to choose her own sexual freedom.Cécile leads a hedonistic, frivolous life with her father and his young mistresses. On holiday in the South of France, she is seduced by the sun, sand and her first lover. But when her father decides to remarry, their carefree existence becomes clouded by tragedy.