The Sweetest Dream: A Novel by Doris Lessing

The Sweetest Dream: A Novel

byDoris Lessing

Kobo ebook | March 17, 2009

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Frances Lennox ladles out dinner every night to the motley, exuberant, youthful crew assembled around her hospitable tableher two sons and their friends, girlfriends, ex-friends, and ftesh-off-the-street friends. It's the early 1960s and certainly "everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds." Except financial circumstances demand that Frances and her sons Eve with her proper ex-mother-in-law. And her ex-husband, Comrade Johnny, has just dumped his second wife's problem child at Frances's feet. And the world's political landscape has suddenly become surreal beyond imagination....

Set against the backdrop of the decade that changed the world forever, The Sweetest Dream is a riveting look at a group of people who dared to dream-and faced the inevitable cleanup afterward -- from one of the greatest writers of our time.

Title:The Sweetest Dream: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 17, 2009Publisher:HarperCollins E-BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061760331

ISBN - 13:9780061760334

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Real The story begins with Francis who through a series of misfortunes, her ex-husband being one of them, moves into the grand home of her ex-mother-in-law with her two sons. Two thirds of the novel is about Francis and all those who come to inhabit the house and how each is involved with the concerns of society. Lessings' novels are often political, written without fear of taking on societal issues head on.
Date published: 2018-06-08