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The Group By Mary McCarthy

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

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The Group Summary

The Group by Mary McCarthy

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.

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The Group Reviews

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 *

About Mary McCarthy

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

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The Group by Mary McCarthy
Mary McCarthy
Virago Modern Classics
Used - Like New
Little, Brown Book Group
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.