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Constance Ring (Women in translation)

Skram, Amalie

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ISBN 10: 093118861X / ISBN 13: 9780931188619
Published by Seal Pr, 1988
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Constance Ring (Women in translation)

Publisher: Seal Pr

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Initially rejected by the author's scandalized publisher, Constance Ring is now considered a classic of Scandinavian-and world-literature, a passionate condemnation of marriage and moral hypocrisy that has drawn comparisons to Madame Bovary and The Awakening. The story of a naive young woman who sets out to divorce her loving but adulterous husband, Constance Ring is an intimate portrayal of a vibrant woman's refusal to yield to the forces that constrict women's lives in a society that offers them few choices.

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Initially refused by the author's scandalized publisher, Constance Ring is now considered a classic of Scandinavian and women's literature, a passionate condemnation of marriage and moral hypocrisy that has drawn comparisons to Madame Bovary and The Awakening.
Constance is a naïve young woman who marries Ring, a well-to-do businessman who loves her but indulges in the casual adultery that is customary for men of his social circle. When Constance sets out to divorce Ring, she finds that no one will support her decision. Constance Ring is an intimate portrayal of a vibrant woman who refuses to yield to the forces that constrict women's lives in a society that offers women few choices but marriage.

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