The second book in the Nobel Prize for Literature winner’s ‘Children of Violence’ series tracing the life of Martha Quest from her childhood in colonial Africa to old age in post-nuclear Britain.
‘A Proper Marriage’ sees twenty-something Martha beginning to realise that her marriage has been a terrible mistake. Already the first passionate flush of matrimony has begun to fade; sensuality has become dulled by habit, blissful motherhood now seems no more than a tiresome chore. Caught up in a maelstrom of a world war she can no longer ignore, Martha’s political consciousness begins to dawn, and, seizing independence for the first time, she chooses to make her life her own.
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‘I read the “Children of Violence” novels and began to understand how a person could write about the problems of the world in a compelling and beautiful way. And it seemed to me that was the most important thing I could ever do.’ Barbara Kingsolver
‘Few writers spring such surprises as Doris Lessing. She trusts her own feelings absolutely, and has the rare power of putting feelings straight onto the page, more directly perhaps than any other writer, so directly that the effect is sometimes like a physical blow.’ Independent
‘A writer of real importance, Doris Lessing knows where to start and where to stop, knowledge which most writers take a lifetime to acquire.’ Spectator
‘The “Children of Violence” series gives an astounding compression of a total, coherent vision, as if Doris Lessing knew all along where it would end.’ The TimesAbout the Author:
Doris Lessing is one of the most important writers of the twentieth century and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007. Her first novel, 'The Grass is Singing', was published in 1950. Among her other celebrated novels are 'The Golden Notebook', 'The Fifth Child' and 'Memoirs of a Survivor'. She has also published two volumes of her autobiography, 'Under my Skin' and 'Walking in the Shade'. Doris Lessing died on 17 November 2013 at the age of 94.
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0586089993
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0586089993. Codice libro della libreria 9780586089996
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0586089993
Descrizione libro HARPER COLLINS, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: NEW. 9780586089996 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Codice libro della libreria HTANDREE0981097
Descrizione libro Flamingo, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 448 pages. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria zk0586089993