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This wide-ranging collection of the stories by the renowned Nobel LaureateÃ¢ÂÂspanning more than two decades of her astonishing careerÃ¢ÂÂhighlights her singular gifts for portraying the complex lives of men and women in a modern, often alienating world.
Included are seminal stories like Ã¢ÂÂTo Room Nineteen,Ã¢ÂÂ in which a woman reacts against the oppression of her banal marriage with dreadful results; Ã¢ÂÂOne off the Short List,Ã¢ÂÂ which traces the surprising conclusion to a seduction gone awry; Ã¢ÂÂThe Habit of Loving,Ã¢ÂÂ in which a lonely older man who takes a vivacious, young wife witnesses an unexpected reversal of intimacy. Here are two classic novellas as well: The Temptation of Jack Orkney and The Other Woman, which exemplify LessingÃ¢ÂÂs grasp of the most essential human psychology. Rich and various in mood and backgroundÃ¢ÂÂthe settings range across England and FranceÃ¢ÂÂthese stories powerfully convey the uncompromising insight, intelligence, and vision of one of the most ardently admired writers of our time.
About: (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)This wide-ranging collection of the stories by the renowned Nobel Laureateâspanning more than two decades of her astonishing careerâhighlights her singular gifts for portraying the complex lives of men and women in a modern, often alienating world.
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