She Came to Stay

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She Came to Stay (French, L'Invitée) is a novel written by French author Simone de Beauvoir first published in 1943. The novel is a fictional account of her and Jean-Paul Sartre's relationship with Olga Kosakiewicz and Wanda Kosakiewicz.

Plot[edit]

Set in Paris on the eve of and during World War II, the novel revolves around Françoise, whose open relationship with her partner Pierre becomes strained when they form a ménage à trois with her younger friend Xaviere. The novel explores many existentialist concepts such as freedom, angst, and the other.

Characters[edit]

  • Françoise – considered to be Simone de Beauvoir
  • Pierre – considered to be Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Xaviere – considered to be a character combining elements of both Olga and Wanda Kosakiewicz

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