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The grass is singing

Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 2008. ©1950
Series: Harper Perennial modern classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Harper Perennial Modern Classics editionView all editions and formats
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Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is at once a chronicle of human disintegration, an understated social critique, and a depiction of the quiet horror of one woman's struggle against a ruthless fate. Mary Turner is a self-confident, independent young woman who becomes the depressed, frustrated wife of an ineffectual, unsuccessful farmer. Little by little the ennui of years on the farm  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Classics
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Lessing
ISBN: 9780061673740 0061673749 0060953462 9780060953461 9780329832346 0329832344
OCLC Number: 191930352
Notes: Includes reader's guide: "P.S. Insights, Interviews, & More ..."
Description: 238, 26 pages ; 21 cm
Series Title: Harper Perennial modern classics.
Responsibility: Doris Lessing.

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Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is at once a chronicle of human disintegration, an understated social critique, and a depiction of the quiet horror of one woman's struggle against a ruthless fate. Mary Turner is a self-confident, independent young woman who becomes the depressed, frustrated wife of an ineffectual, unsuccessful farmer. Little by little the ennui of years on the farm work their slow poison. Mary's despair progresses until the fateful arrival of an enigmatic and virile black servant, Moses. Locked in anguish, Mary and Moses--master and slave--are trapped in a web of mounting attraction and repulsion, until their psychic tension explodes with devastating consequences.-Adpated from back cover.

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