Learn more Download now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Learn more Shop now Learn more

The Second Sex
Format: Paperback|Change
Price:£13.78+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime


on 29 September 2017
The content of the book is simply amazing - de Beauvoir is eloquent and articulate.

However, the issues I have with the book are that of print quality.
I bought this book for my university course - and have had to spend a lot of time deciphering the first word of each line of the text on the left-hand page because it is not printed properly. It becomes very frustrating and tiring. The difficulty of reading a book should be in the comprehension of the presentation and exploration of complex ideas - not trying to work out what the ink on the page says. I am thoroughly disappointed with the print quality of the text; particularly when the content of the text is so beautiful.
review imagereview imagereview image
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 11 January 2011
Simone was of course Sartre's muse and his intellectual equal. No mean feat. The Second Sex is a complete study of what it means to be female. Obviously it was written over fifty years ago and reflects the fact that women were less empowered than today. De Beauvoir seems to have read everything worth reading in literature and philosophy and she draws on her massive erudition to support her assertions. I could write an endless review but it's all in the book. If you are interested in how 50% of the planet think, feel, suffer, hope and survive then you MUST read this book. Even if you are not interested in matters female Simone de Beauvoir is worth reading simply for her brilliance, clear thinking, use of language and her considerable skill as a writer. It's good to have a book like this at hand for when you want to read something substantial, relevant, interesting, educational and humane. Ist Class! JP :P)
0Comment| 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 14 January 2017
The printing is not very good, the letters appear so close to each other and very dark. That's a shame, because the book is great!
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 2 March 2014
Read it, de Beauvoir's book heralds a new era and probably one of the most strident times in feminist writing and theory from France post-second world war. Many books and thinkers since have used this work to build on and expand the notions of social, cultural and radical feminism.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 1 February 2017
the book is really badly printed and makes it impossible to read
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 30 October 2016
The print quality of the copy from Vintage Classics is poor.
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 15 May 2016
one of the most important books ever written
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 6 May 2016
interesting and thought provokirng ideas. A good read.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 28 April 2012
Simone de Beauvoir's writing about the nature of male/female gender relations remains as pertinent today as it was 50 years ago. In fact, I was a little dismayed by just how pertinent it remains, as I had hoped we had moved along a bit since then. This book is definitely a MUST READ for anyone interested in the relationships between men and women.It is also a brilliant example of existentialist philosophy applied to an actual social problem.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 11 April 2017
Good quality item & quick delivery.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)