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    • ISBN:9780748127009
    • Publication date:03 Nov 2011
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The Company She Keeps

By Mary McCarthy

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Published in 1942, Mary McCarthy's first novel creates a fascinating portrait of a 1930s New York social circle.

These six brilliantly written episodes, brought together in Mary McCarthy's first novel, create a fascinating portrait of a 1930s New York social circle. Based loosely on the author's own life, the book follows a young bohemian woman, Margaret Sargent, through her experiences and lost loves in a time of coming war. On publication in 1942, its bold insight, sly wit and virtuoso style won Mary McCarthy immediate recogntion as one of the most accomplished, versatile and penetrating writers in America.

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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: 9781844085941
  • Publication date: 03 Nov 2011
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Virago
A consummate piece of work — Norman Mailer
McCarthy exposes the complex psychological workings of a brilliant, tortured and manipulative mind . . . Timeless, brilliant and frighteningly insightful — Daily Mail
McCarthy may be best known for The Group but her debut novel made nearly as much of a splash when [first] published in 1942 . . . A jagged diamond of a book, the multifaceted parts giving a glimpse of a brilliant but fractured whole — Observer
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