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The odd women

Author: George Gissing
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Books, 1993.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Virginia and Alice Madden are 'odd women', growing old alone in Victorian England with no prospect of finding love. Forced into poverty by the sudden death of their father, they lead lives of quiet desperation in a genteel boarding house in London. Meanwhile, their younger sister Monica, struggles to endure a loveless marriage she agreed to as her only escape from spinsterhood. But when the Maddens meet an old  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Gissing
ISBN: 0140433791 9780140433791
OCLC Number: 31098106
Description: xxvi, 388 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The fold and the shepherd; adrift; an independent woman; Monica's majority; the casual acquaintance; a camp of the reserve; a social advance; cousin Everard; the simple faith; first principles; at nature's bidding; weddings; discord of leaders; motives meeting; the joys of home; health from the sea; the triumph; a reinforcement; the clank of the chains; the first lie; towards the decisive; honour in difficulties; in ambush; tracked; the fate of the ideal; the unideal tested; the reascent; the burden of futile souls; confession and counsel; retreat with honour; a new beginning.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: George Gissing ; with an introduction by Elaine Showalter.

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