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The Women's Room

French, Marilyn

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ISBN 10: 0233969802 / ISBN 13: 9780233969800
Published by Andre Deutsch Ltd, London, 1978
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First edition, second impression, published later the same year. Slight edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, spine slightly sunned, corners scuffed, not price clipped (£5.50), no inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg+ copy. 471pp. A classic of feminist literature, follows the lives of Mira and her friends in 1950s and 1960s America, including Val, a militant radical feminist. The novel portrays the details of the lives of women at this time and also the feminist movement of this era in the United States. At one point in the book the character Val says "all men are rapists", a quote that has often been incorrectly attributed to Marilyn French herself. Marilyn French sadly died of cancer in 2009. Bookseller Inventory # 003067

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Title: The Women's Room

Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd, London

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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The twenty-one-million copy bestseller-available again for a new generation of readers Originally published in 1977, The Women's Room was a novel that-for the first time-expressed the inner lives of women who left education and professional advancement behind to marry in the 1950s, only to find themselves adrift and unable to support themselves after divorce in the 1970s. Some became destitute, a few went insane. But many went back to school in the heyday of the Women's Liberation movement, and were swept up in the promise of equality for both sexes. Marilyn French's characters represent this wide cross section of American women, and her wry and pointed voice gives depth and emotional intensity to this timeless book that remains controversial and completely relevant.

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Women's Room by Marilyn French is a classic of feminist writing. You can learn about the feminist movement in it's hayday, by soaking up this engrossing novel. I wish I were picking it up for the first time, so I could enjoy it, and remember.

Ruth Ross
Art Director Ballantine Books

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