Bonjour Tristesse

SAGAN, Françoise (pseud.) [Françoise QUOIREZ] (author). Irene ASH (translator). Bonjour Tristesse.

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SAGAN, Françoise (pseud.) [Françoise QUOIREZ] (author). Irene ASH (translator). Bonjour Tristesse. London; John Murray. 1955.

Crown 8vo. Original pinkish-red linson boards lettered and decorated in white, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [viii], 5-152; a near fine copy with only a little spotting to edges of book block, protected by a stylish period, unclipped dustwrapper (7s 6d) with light overall dusting, mild spotting to lower panel, small nicking to head with old, and neat, paper-strengthening to the reverse, and a little horizontal creasing to top edge of upper panel.
First English edition of a coming-of-age classic, written when the author was only eighteen years old. Originally published in French the previous year; the book became an instant bestseller.