Bonjour Tristesse Book Summary and Study Guide

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Father and daughter are happily living a hedonistic lifestyle until a woman comes in and tames the father and starts to tame the daughter. The new moral code required by the potential step-mother disturbs the teen and she aims to slyly break the two up even though she likes her.
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This book, written by an eighteen-year-old girl, was a sensation when it came out in 1955. Not as shocking today, of course.
The review of this Book prepared by L. Frizzell

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Plot & Themes

Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Step Parent(s)

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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