Title: The Reprieve[cover spread]

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


Image Title: Political meeting at the Parc des Expositions, 15th arrondissement, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France 1954
Photo Genre: Documentary
Book Genre: Novel
Group: Magnum

The Reprieve is the first novel in Jean-Paul Sartre's Roads to Freedom trilogy, the other two being The Age of Reason and Troubled Sleep. 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 Reprieve, using a cropped version of Cartier-Bresson's photo, click 'Point of Interest' at right.

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