Alfred and Emily by Doris LessingAlfred and Emily by Doris Lessing

Alfred and Emily

byDoris Lessing

Paperback | October 20, 2009

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Alfred and Emily is an intimate and revealing book by Doris Lessing, the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature and author of The Grass is Singing and The Golden Notebook, that explores the lives of her parents, each irrevocably damaged by the Great War. After beginning with a novella that portrays the happier life her parents would have led had there been no war, Lessing proceeds to tell the story of their marriage as it actually was in this “intriguing work . . . [that] shimmers with precisely remembered details.” (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times)
Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, Doris Lessing was one of the most celebrated and distinguished writers of our time, the recipient of a host of international awards. She wrote more than thirty books—among them the novelsMartha Quest,The Golden Notebook, andThe Fifth Child. She died in 2013.
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Title:Alfred and EmilyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:October 20, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060834897

ISBN - 13:9780060834890

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