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Martha Quest, by Doris Lessing (used)

Martha Quest, by Doris Lessing (used)

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Martha Quest is a novel written with all Doris Lessing's fierce anger, sharp, penetrating lucidity, and blazing compassion. In it the author of The Habit of Loving has found a subject which unites her two most obsessive preoccupations-the relationships between the races in Africa and the position of women in what is largely, still, a man's world

As the novel opens, Martha is a young girl living on a farm in Africa, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood to marriage, a romantic idealist in revolt against the puritan snobbery of her parents, living life to the full with every nerve, emotion, and instinct bared to experience-a time of solitary reading and daydreams and dancing and first, disturbing encounters with sex...

' Extraordinarily impressive' WALTER ALLEN, New York Times

condition: fair (worn cover and spine; pages yellowed)

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