The Women's Room: A Novel

Paperback | May 27, 2009

byMarilyn FrenchPreface byMarilyn FrenchForeword byDorothy Allison

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Originally published in 1977, The Women's Room was a novel that-for the first time-expressed the inner lives of women who left education and professional advancement behind to marry in the 1950s, only to find themselves adrift and unable to support themselves after divorce in the 1970s. Some became destitute, a few went insane. But many went back to school in the heyday of the Women's Liberation movement, and were swept up in the promise of equality for both sexes. Marilyn French's characters represent this wide cross section of American women, and her wry and pointed voice gives depth and emotional intensity to this timeless book that remains controversial and completely relevant.

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The twenty-one-million copy bestseller-available again for a new generation of readers Originally published in 1977, The Women's Room was a novel that-for the first time-expressed the inner lives of women who left education and professional advancement behind to marry in the 1950s, only to find themselves adrift and unable to support t...

MARILYN FRENCH (1929-2009) received her doctorate from Harvard University in 1972. She was a literary critic, and her articles and stories appeared in a wide range of journals and anthologies. She taught at Hofstra, Harvard, and the College of the Holy Cross, and received a Harvard Centennial Medal. She died in May of 2009.MARILYN F...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8.4 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:May 27, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143114506

ISBN - 13:9780143114505

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's Room Read this book years ago. Fantastic read then and still NOW!!
Date published: 2014-09-09

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"An experience not to be missed."
-San Francisco Chronicle

" I kept forgetting it was fiction . . . [French's] women pulse with life and individuality."
-The New York Times

"The kind of book that changes lives."
-Fay Weldon