From 1938, with the publication of Nausea, until 1952 when he abandoned the fourth volume of Roads of Freedom, Sartre was known as much as an author of fiction as he was a philosopher. He was already an exciting new name in French letters for his fiction before World War II, being acclaimed in the press by Camus, Marcel, and Blanchot, among others. At the end of the war, he brought out the first two volumes of Roads of Freedom in the same year (1945), written at the same time as Being and Nothingness, exploding back into the intellectual-literary-cultural scene. Sartre’s fiction consists of ten texts written within a span of 15 years, from 1937 to 1952. Alternatively, we could say it consists of three projects: a novella (Nausea, 1938), a collection of short stories (The Wall; The Room; Erostratus; Intimacy; Childhood of a Leader, 1939) and a multi-volume novel titled Roads of Freedom (The Age of Reason, 1945; The Reprieve, 1945; Death in the Soul (Troubled Sleep), 1949; The Last Chance, 1949/1952).