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  • 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...

  • The Real Thingby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    The stories and sketches in this collection penetrate to the heart of human experience with the passion and intelligence readers have come to expect of Doris Lessing. Most of the piece are set in contemporary London, a city the author loves for its variety, its diversity, its transitoriness, the way it connects the life of animals and birds in the... more...

  • The Fifth Childby Doris Lessing

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    Doris Lessing's contemporary gothic horror story?centered on the birth of a baby who seems less than human?probes society's unwillingness to recognize its own brutality.Harriet and David Lovatt, parents of four children, have created an idyll of domestic bliss in defiance of the social trends of late 1960s England. While around them crime and unrest... more...

  • The Good Terroristby Doris Lessing

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    The Good Terrorist follows Alice Mellings, a woman who transforms her home into a headquarters for a group of radicals who plan to join the IRA. As Alice struggles to bridge her ideology and her bourgeois upbringing, her companions encounter unexpected challenges in their quest to incite social change against complacency and capitalism. With a nuanced... more...