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The Age of Reason by Jean-Paul Sartre

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The Age of Reason by Jean-Paul Sartre, translated by Eric Sutton.

Published by The Modern Library in 1947.



395 pages / 5 x 7.25 x .75 inches / 12.6 x 18.3 x 2 centimeters


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Rarely has a philosophical movement captured the world's imagination as Existentialism is now doing. In Jean-Paul Sartre's remarkable trilogy of novels, Roads to Freedom, we have the first fully Existentialist fiction. The first of these novels, The Age of Reason, shows the Europe of 1938 rushing headlong toward war. The author depicts the intellectual coming of age of an unhappy hero typical of his generation. He and the little group in which he moves are tormented (like their fellows all over the world) by the immediate problems of sex, overdrinking, and overthinking. Beyond the personal, however, they are also in contact with the great European problems. They debate the merits of fascism and communism; they watch with anguish the coming World War; they struggle with the issues of individual and national liberty.

M. Sartre's dramatic power and his intellectual originality combine to produce one of the key literary achievements of today.

The Age of Reason by Jean-Paul Sartre


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