The Age of Reason

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Vintage Books, 1992 - Philosophy - 397 pages
The first novel of Sartre's monumental Roads to Freedom series, The Age of Reason is set in 1938 and tells of Mathieu, a French professor of philosophy who is obsessed with the idea of freedom. As the shadows of the Second World War draw closer -- even as his personal life is complicated by his mistress's pregnancy -- his search for a way to remain free becomes more and more intense.

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Sartre, as the formulator and exponent of existentialism, has received considerable critical attention in recent months. This, the first volume of a trilogy, will introduce Sartre as a novelist to a ... Read full review

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This book was an eye opener. It is difficult to believe how far European and American intellectual thought have diverged since the beginning of the twentieth century. I read Camus and Gide half a ... Read full review

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Philosopher, novelist, playwright, and polemicist, Jean-Paul Sartre is thought to have been the central figure in post-war European culture and political thinking. He is the author of The Age of Reason, The Words, and the play No Exit among other works.

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