"A formidable talent." -- C. P. Snow
"For sheer poise I don't think there has been a writer to touch her since Jane Austin." -- John Wain, Observer
"I read the Children of Violence novels and began to understand how a person could write about the problems of the world in a compelling and beautiful way. And it seemed to me that was the most important thing I could ever do." -- Barbara Kingsolver --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, Doris Lessing was one of the most celebrated and distinguished writers of our time, the recipient of a host of international awards. She wrote more than thirty books—among them the novels Martha Quest, The Golden Notebook, and The Fifth Child. She died in 2013.
This is the first of the series Children of Darkness and very well written and insightful.Published 1 month ago by Miz Bee
I already had 3 of the 5 volumes of the "Children of Violence" series. This book is classic Lessing and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by geri morgan
Doris Lessing not only show great courage to write about issues that subsequently made her an outcast in her country, but she showed amazing skill at giving different perspectives... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joan Warnock
Brings one into a world of how a relationship is experienced by those in it and around it. You witness the pull of the environment on options and final choices.Published 11 months ago by Jane A. Dancison
This saga of young woman in South Africa, her disastrous marriage and general malaise and floundering about with equally discontent women has some good writing, but not enough to... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Doris Murray Kuhns
I grew up in a colonial African country and thought Doris Lessing captured the atmosphere of those times very well. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Allan Kelly
I love this book, and the entire series. I had read them a couple times over twenty years ago, and wanted to read them again, so I pulled out my old paperbacks, but they were... Read morePublished 13 months ago by BMPF
Doris Lessing followed up her introduction of the Martha Quest character in her eponymous 1952 novel with A Proper Marriage two years later. Read morePublished 13 months ago by M. Buzalka
A disturbing window on a society entering World War 2 and the position of women at that time and placePublished 15 months ago by Lyndal Coote