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A Very Easy Death

(1964)
A non fiction book by

 
 
When her mother was in the hospital with terminal cancer, Simone had time to reminisce about her mother's early life, as Simone and her sister, Poupette, prepared to face the decision of whether to prolong a life when it was full of suffering. Like most people they believed it would be better to die than to continue to suffer, but their mother had a very different view of the matter. Francoise de Beauvoir had finally found happiness in her life, and she truly believed she could find happiness in her own suffering.

Considered by many to be the master work by Simone de Beauvoir, A Very Easy Death focuses on death and the other limitations in one's life and with what attitude one approaches them. Through her mother's beauty, her smile, and her pride in her life and in herself, Simone learned that to be human and to have individual choice are the most important aspects of existence.



Used availability for Simone de Beauvoir's A Very Easy Death

Hardback Editions

1966 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Very Easy Death
Author(s): Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN: 0-233-95865-7 / 978-0-233-95865-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Putnam's
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Paperback Editions

January 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Very Easy Death (Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): Patrick O'Brien, Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN: 0-14-018327-2 / 978-0-14-018327-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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February 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Very Easy Death (Pantheon Modern Writers Series)
Author(s): Simone De Beauvoir
ISBN: 0-394-72899-8 / 978-0-394-72899-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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July 1977 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Very Easy Death
Author(s): Simone De Beauvoir
ISBN: 0-446-89441-9 / 978-0-446-89441-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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January 1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Very Easy Death
Author(s): S de Beauvoir
ISBN: 0-14-002967-2 / 978-0-14-002967-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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August 1973 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Very Easy Death
Author(s): Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN: 0-446-76180-X / 978-0-446-76180-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Very Easy Death
Author(s): Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Very Easy Death
Author(s): Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN: 0-7861-3469-0 / 978-0-7861-3469-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Very Easy Death
Author(s): Simone De Beauvoir
ISBN: 0-7861-8046-3 / 978-0-7861-8046-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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February 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Very Easy Death
Author(s): Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN: 0-7861-2631-0 / 978-0-7861-2631-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Very Easy Death: Une Morte Tres Douce
Author(s): Simone De Beauvoir
ISBN: 0-7861-8746-8 / 978-0-7861-8746-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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February 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Very Easy Death
Author(s): Simone De Beauvoir
ISBN: 0-7861-8308-X / 978-0-7861-8308-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Very Easy Death (Pantheon Modern Writers Series)
Author(s): Simone De Beauvoir
Publisher: Pantheon
Availability: Amazon