Book: Paperback | 129 x 198mm | 400 pages | ISBN 9780141185781 | 31 May 2001 | Penguin Classics | 0 - years
September 1938: in a heatwave Europe tensely awaits the outcome of the Munich conference. In Paris people are waiting too, among them Mathieu, Jacques and Philippe – not one of them ready to fight. Cutting from one scene to the next, Sartre depicts the hopes, fears, and self-deception of Munich, building a powerful montage of that critical week when Europe, in its pathetic longing for a reprieve, blinkered itself against the threat of war.
The Reprieve is the second volume in Sartre’s Roads to Freedom trilogy
‘Sartre was a literary giant of his time … Roads to Freedom was his major enterprise as a novelist’ David Caute