Martha Quest: A Novel

Paperback | January 23, 2001

byDoris Lessing

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Intelligent, sensitive, and fiercely passionate, Martha Quest is a young woman living on a farm in Africa, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood. She is a romantic idealistic in revolt against the puritan snobbery of her parents, trying to live to the full with every nerve, emotion, and instinct laid bare to experience. For her, this is a time of solitary reading daydreams, dancing -- and the first disturbing encounters with sex. The first of Doris Lessing's timeless Children of Violence novels, Martha Quest is an endearing masterpiece.

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Intelligent, sensitive, and fiercely passionate, Martha Quest is a young woman living on a farm in Africa, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood. She is a romantic idealistic in revolt against the puritan snobbery of her parents, trying to live to the full with every nerve, emotion, and instinct laid ...

Doris Lessing was born in 1919. The Grass Is Singing was published in 1950, and since then she has gone on to publish more than fifty books. Named a Companion of Honour and a Companion of Literature in Great Britain, she has been awarded the David Cohen British Literature Prize, Spain's Prince of Asturias Prize, the International Catal...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:January 23, 2001Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006095969X

ISBN - 13:9780060959692

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