The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

746 pages first pub 1949 (editions)

nonfiction classics feminism philosophy challenging informative reflective slow-paced

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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 re...

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informative 91%
reflective 75%
challenging 65%
inspiring 37%
dark 11%
emotional 10%
hopeful 9%
tense 4%
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funny 2%
adventurous 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

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medium 13%
fast 1%

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