Title: The Age of Reason

Photographer: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher: Vintage
Designer: not listed


Image Title: Isle de la Cite 1952
Photo Genre: Documentry
Book Genre: Novel
Group: Magnum

The Age of Reason is the first novel in Jean-Paul Sartre's Roads to Freedom trilogy, the other two being Troubled Sleep and The Reprieve. Cartier-Bresson is an apt choice to illustrate the covers of the Vintage paperback edition from the early 1970s, since he and Sartre were friends, contemporaries and members of the Résistance during the occupation of France by the Nazis. 

To view a newer Vintage edition of The Age of Reason, using a cropped version of Cartier-Bresson's photo, click 'Point of Interest' at right.

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