The Four-Gated City The Children of Violence, Book 5

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - In these five novels, doris lessing transformed her fascinating life into fiction, first published in the 1950's and 60s, creating her most complex and compelling character, Martha Quest. Dorris lessing's classic series of autobiographical novels is the fictional counterpart to Under My Skin.

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Landlocked Children of Violence Book 4

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - She is losing faith with the communist movement in Africa, and her marriage to one of the movement's leaders is disintegrating. In the aftermath of World War II, Martha Quest finds herself completely disillusioned. Landlocked is the fourth novel of doris lessing's classic Children of Violence sequence of novels, and collectively an incisive, each a masterpiece in its own right, all encompassing vision of our world in the twentiethcentury.

Landlocked Children of Violence Book 4 #ad - Determined to resist the erosion of her personality, if only momentarily, she engages in the first satisfactory love affair and breaks free, from her suffocating unhappiness.

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A Ripple From the Storm Children of Violence

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - In a ripple from the storm, a grotesque second marriage, following Martha through World War II, Doris Lessing charts Martha Quest's personal and political adventures in race-torn British Africa, and an excursion into Communism. This wise and starling novel perceptively reveals the paradoxes, passions, and ironies rooted in the life of twentieth-century Anglo-Africa.

A Ripple From the Storm Children of Violence #ad - Martha quest, the embodied heroine of the Children of Violence series, has been acclaimed as one of the greatest fictional creations in the English language. A ripple from the storm is the third novel in doris lessing's classic Children of Violence sequence of novels, and, taken together, each a masterpiece in its own right, an incisive and all-encompassing vision of our world in the twentieth century.

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A Proper Marriage The Children of Violence, Book 2

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - A Proper Marriage The Children of Violence, Book 2 #ad - Finally, she must make the heartbreaking choice of whether to sacrifice her child as she turns her back on marriage and security. A proper marriage is the second novel in doris lessing's classic Children of Violence series of novels, taken together, and, each a masterpiece on its own right, an incisive and all-encompassing vision of our world in the twentieth century.

. An unconventional woman trapped in a conventional marriage, infidelities, frustrations, Martha Quest struggles to maintain her dignity and her sanity through the misunderstandings, and degrading violence of a failing marriage.

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Martha Quest: A Novel Perennial Classics Book 1

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - For her, this is a time of solitary reading daydreams, dancing -- and the first disturbing encounters with sex. She is a romantic idealistic in revolt against the puritan snobbery of her parents, emotion, trying to live to the full with every nerve, and instinct laid bare to experience. Intelligent, martha quest is a young woman living on a farm in Africa, sensitive, and fiercely passionate, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood.

. The first of doris lessing's timeless Children of Violence novels, Martha Quest is an endearing masterpiece.

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The Golden Notebook: A Novel Perennial Classics

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Harper Perennial #ad - Finally, in love with an american writer and threatened with insanity, Anna resolves to bring the threads of all four books together in a golden notebook. Lessing's best-known and most influential novel,  The Golden Notebook retains its extraordinary power and relevance decades after its initial publication.

In a red one she records her political life, her disillusionment with communism. In one, with a black cover, she reviews the African experience of her earlier years. In a yellow one she writes a novel in which the heroine relives part of her own experience. The golden notebook is doris lessing's most important work and has left its mark upon the ideas and feelings of a whole generation of women.

The Golden Notebook: A Novel Perennial Classics #ad - New york times book reviewAnna is a writer, author of one very successful novel, who now keeps four notebooks. And in a blue one she keeps a personal diary.

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Shikasta: Re, Colonised Planet 5 Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - Presented as a compilation of documents, letters, speeches and journal entries, reports, this purports to be a general study of the planet Shikasta–clearly the planet Earth–to be used by history students of the higher planet Canopus and to be stored in the Canopian archives. For eons, galactic empires have struggled against one another, and Shikasta is one of the main battlegrounds.

Shikasta: Re, Colonised Planet 5 Vintage International #ad - Johar, an emissary from canopus and the primary contributor to the archives, visits Shikasta over the millennia from the time of the giants and the biblical great flood up to the present. This is the first volume in the series of novels Doris Lessing calls collectively Canopus in Argos: Archives. With every visit he tries to distract shikastans from the evil influences of the planet Shammat but notes with dismay the ever-growing chaos and destruction of Shikasta as its people hurl themselves towards World War III and annihilation.

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Walking in the Shade: Growing Point, The

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - She describes how communism dominated the intellectual life of the 1950s and how she, like nearly all communists, became disillusioned with extreme and rhetorical politics and left communism behind. Evoking the bohemian days of a young writer and single mother, her involvement in the theater, her friends and lovers, Lessing speaks openly about her writing process, and her political activities.

Walking in the Shade: Growing Point, The #ad - Walking in the shade is an invaluable social history as well as Doris Lessing's Sentimental Education. The second volume of doris lessing's extraordinary autobiography covers the years 1949-62, and the manuscript for her first novel, The Grass is Singing, under her arm to the publication of her most famous work of fiction, Peter, from her arrival in war-weary London with her son, The Golden Notebook.

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Grass Is Singing: A Novel

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Harper Perennial #ad - Little by little the ennui of years on the farm works its slow poison. There is passion here, a piercing accuracy, a rare sensitivity and power. Locked in anguish, mary and moses—master and slave—are trapped in a web of mounting attraction and repulsion, until their psychic tension explodes with devastating consequences.

. Mary's despair progresses until the fateful arrival of Moses, an enigmatic, virile black servant. One can only marvel. New york timesset in southern rhodesia under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is at once a riveting chronicle of human disintegration, a beautifully understated social critique, and a brilliant depiction of the quiet horror of one woman's struggle against a ruthless fate.

Grass Is Singing: A Novel #ad - Mary turner is a self-confident, frustrated wife of an ineffectual, independent young woman who becomes the depressed, unsuccessful farmer.

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Briefing for a Descent into Hell Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - Briefing for a Descent into Hell Vintage International #ad - A fascinating look inside the mind of a man who is supposedly "mad. ".

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