Set against the translucent beauty of France in summer, Bonjour Tristesse is a bittersweet tale
narrated by Cécile, a seventeen-year-old girl on the brink of womanhood, whose meddling in her father's love life leads to tragic consequences.Freed from boarding school, ...
Distinguished translator Burton Raffel captures the irreverent spirit of Candide and renders the novel in
clear, vivacious English. Stylistically superior to all predecessors, Raffel's version now stands as the translation of choice for twenty-first-century readers.\