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The Grandmothers

£19.99

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The Grandmothers by Doris Lessing


The grande dame of English literature returns with a stunning collection of four short, intensely observed novels. The title story in this collection, 'The Grandmothers', is an astonishing tour de force, a shockingly intimate portrait of an unconventional extended family and the lengths to which they will go to find happiness and love. Written with a cinematic eye, so that one almost feels one is watching the scenes from the sidelines, the story is a ruthless dissection of the veneer of middle-class morality and convention which manages to be at once universal and desperately, heartbreakingly personal. 'Victoria and the Staveneys' takes us through 20 years of the life of a young underprivilged black girl in London. A chance meeting introduces her to the world of the Staveneys - a liberal white middle-class family - and, seduced, she falls pregnant by one of the sons. As her young daughter grows up, Victoria feels her parental control diminishing as the attractions of the Staveney's world exert themselves. An honest and often uncomfortable look at race relations in London over the past few decades, Lessing reaffirms her brilliance at demonstrating the effect of society on the individual.

Very Good Condition; Signed Copy

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Author(s):
Doris Lessing
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
20.8 x 15.8 x 3.4 cm
Edition:
Flamingo 2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0007152795
ISBN-13:
9780007152797
Number of pages:
311
Publisher:
Flamingo
Title:
The Grandmothers

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The Grandmothers by Doris Lessing


The grande dame of English literature returns with a stunning collection of four short, intensely observed novels. The title story in this collection, 'The Grandmothers', is an astonishing tour de force, a shockingly intimate portrait of an unconventional extended family and the lengths to which they will go to find happiness and love. Written with a cinematic eye, so that one almost feels one is watching the scenes from the sidelines, the story is a ruthless dissection of the veneer of middle-class morality and convention which manages to be at once universal and desperately, heartbreakingly personal. 'Victoria and the Staveneys' takes us through 20 years of the life of a young underprivilged black girl in London. A chance meeting introduces her to the world of the Staveneys - a liberal white middle-class family - and, seduced, she falls pregnant by one of the sons. As her young daughter grows up, Victoria feels her parental control diminishing as the attractions of the Staveney's world exert themselves. An honest and often uncomfortable look at race relations in London over the past few decades, Lessing reaffirms her brilliance at demonstrating the effect of society on the individual.

Very Good Condition; Signed Copy

Author(s):
Doris Lessing
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
20.8 x 15.8 x 3.4 cm
Edition:
Flamingo 2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0007152795
ISBN-13:
9780007152797
Number of pages:
311
Publisher:
Flamingo
Title:
The Grandmothers

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