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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date January 1, 2000
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060953461
ISBN-10 0060953462
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $13.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In colonial South Africa, the wife of a poor former and an unusual black servant are drawn into a dance of attraction and revulsion that eventually leads to violence. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is both a riveting chronicle of human disintegration and a beautifully understated social critique. 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, and 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. Their psychic tension explodes in an electrifying scene that ends this disturbing tale of racial strife in colonial South Africa.

The Grass Is Singing blends Lessing's imaginative vision with her own vividly remembered early childhood to recreate the quiet horror of a woman's struggle against a ruthless fate.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780690007473
 
Revised edition from Ty Crowell Co (April 1, 1975)
9780690007473 | details & prices | List price $7.95
About: Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is both a riveting chronicle of human disintegration and a beautifully understated social critique.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780007498802 Book cover for 9780007594467 Book cover for 9780060953461 Book cover for 9780452261198
 
With Doris May Lessing | from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (May 1, 2014); titled "The Grass Is Singing"
9780007594467 | details & prices | 208 pages | List price $14.95
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With Doris May Lessing | from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (January 17, 2013); titled "The Grass Is Singing"
9780007498802 | details & prices | 206 pages | 4.75 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.95
This edition also contains The Grass Is Singing
About: Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is both a riveting chronicle of human disintegration and a beautifully understated social critique.
from Prentice Hall (February 1, 2000); titled "The Grass Is Singing"
9780582417892 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.12 lbs | List price $9.00
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Reprint edition from Perennial (January 1, 2000); titled "The Grass Is Singing"
9780060953461 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.95
About: In colonial South Africa, the wife of a poor former and an unusual black servant are drawn into a dance of attraction and revulsion that eventually leads to violence.
Reissue edition from Plume (March 1, 1995); titled "The Grass Is Singing"
9780452261198 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Hardback 50th Anniversary Edition Doris Lessing brought the manuscript of THE GRASS IS SINGING, her classic first novel, with her when she left Southern Rhodesia and came to England in 1950.

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