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  • African Storiesby Doris Lessing

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 17.00

    Long considered Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing?s best collection of short stories, African Stories ?a central book in the work of a truly beloved writer?is now back in print. This beautiful collection is an homage to her twenty-five years spent in Africa and a brilliant portrait of African life. This is Doris Lessing?s Africa?where she lived for... more...

  • Mara and Dannby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Thousands of years in the future, all the northern hemisphere is buried under the ice and snow of a new Ice Age. At the southern end of a large landmass called Ifrik, two children of the Mahondi people, seven-year old Mara and her younger brother, Dann, are abducted from their home in the middle of the night. Raised as outsiders in a poor rural village,... more...

  • Walking in the Shadeby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    The second volume of Doris Lessing's extraordinary autobiography covers the years 1949-62, from her arrival in war-weary London with her son, Peter, and the manuscript for her first novel, The Grass is Singing, under her arm to the publication of her most famous work of fiction, The Golden Notebook. She describes how communism dominated the intellectual... more...

  • Martha Questby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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.... more...

  • Landlockedby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    In the aftermath of World War II, Martha Quest finds herself completely disillusioned. She is losing faith with the communist movement in Africa, and her marriage to one of the movement's leaders is disintegrating. Determined to resist the erosion of her personality, she engages in the first satisfactory love affair and breaks free, if only momentarily,... more...

  • Going Homeby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    "Africa belongs to the Africans; the sooner they take it back the better. But--a country also belongs to those who feel at home in it. Perhaps it may be that love of Africa the country will be strong enough to link people who hate each other now. Perhaps..." Going Home is Doris Lessing's account of her first journey back to Africa, the land in... more...

  • A Ripple From the Stormby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    Martha Quest, the embodied heroine of the Children of Violence series, has been acclaimed as one of the greatest fictional creations in the English language. In a Ripple from the Storm, Doris Lessing charts Martha Quest's personal and political adventures in race-torn British Africa, following Martha through World War II, a grotesque second marriage,... more...

  • A Proper Marriageby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    An unconventional woman trapped in a conventional marriage, Martha Quest struggles to maintain her dignity and her sanity through the misunderstandings, frustrations, infidelities, and degrading violence of a failing marriage. Finally, she must make the heartbreaking choice of whether to sacrifice her child as she turns her back on marriage and security.... more...

  • The Four-Gated Cityby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 16.99

    Dorris Lessing's classic series of autobiographical novels is the fictional counterpart to Under My Skin. In these five novels, first published in the 1950's and 60s, Doris Lessing transformed her fascinating life into fiction, creating her most complex and compelling character, Martha Quest. more...

  • In Pursuit of the Englishby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    In Pursuit of the English is a novelist's account of a lusty, quarrelsome, unscrupulous, funny, pathetic, full-blooded life in a working-class rooming house. It is a shrewd and unsentimental picture of Londoners you've probably never met or even read about--though they are the real English. The cast of characters--if that term can be applied to... more...