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    • ISBN:9780748126934
    • Publication date:13 Jan 2011
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The Group

By Mary McCarthy

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The original SEX AND THE CITY. First published in 1963, THE GROUP, set in the 1930s, follows the lives of eight college friends as they begin their adult lives.
'A brilliant novel:honest, engaging and sharp as a tack' Sarah Waters

THE GROUP follows eight graduates from exclusive Vassar College as they find love and heartbreak, forge careers, gossip and party in 1930s Manhattan.

THE GROUP can be seen as the original SEX AND THE CITY. It is the first novel to frankly portray women's real lives, exploring subjects such as sex, contraception, motherhood and marriage.

Biographical Notes

Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) was a well-known novelist, critic, journalist and memoirist. Her most famous novel is THE GROUP.

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  • ISBN: 9781844085934
  • Publication date: 03 Dec 2009
  • Page count: 448
  • Imprint: Virago
The perfect example of competitive friendship and a reminder that rivalry is normal — Psychologies
*'A brilliant novel:honest, engaging and sharp as a tack — Sarah Waters
*'One of my favourite books ever — India Knight
Lively, vivid and exceedingly entertaining — SUNDAY TIMES
Juicy, shocking, witty, and almost continually brilliant — COSMOPOLITAN
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