Published by Int'l Collector's Library, 1963 The Group, 1963, is the best-known novel by American writer Mary McCarthy. It made New York Times Best Seller list in 1963 and remained there for almost two years. In 1933, eight young female friends graduate from Vassar College. The book describes these women's lives post-graduation, beginning with the marriage of one of the friends, Kay Strong, and ending with her funeral in 1940. Each character struggles with different issues, including sexism in the work place, child-rearing, financial difficulties, family crises, and sexual relationships. Nearly all the women's issues involve the men in their lives: fathers, employers, lovers, or husbands. As highly educated women from affluent backgrounds, they must strive for autonomy and independence in a time when a woman's role is still largely restricted to marriage and childbirth. The plot is influenced by the political and economic atmosphere of the time. Over the course of the book, the reader learns about the women's views on contraception, love, sex, socialism, and psychoanalysis. Buy more than one kijiji item and pay less. I live in Linwood, and have a store front where I store what I have for sale on Kijiji. Let me know if you'd like to arrange pick-up at Linwood, or at another location, possibly where I go for groceries, in north Waterloo or Elmira.
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