Editor’s Note

“A Coming of Age Classic...”

A female version of D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers, the first novel in Nobel-laureate Doris Lessing’s Children of Violence series follows a rebellious young woman’s coming of age in colonial Africa.
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Intelligent, sensitive, and fiercely passionate, Martha Quest is a young woman living on a farm in Africa, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood. She is a romantic idealistic in revolt against the puritan snobbery of her parents, trying to live to the full with every nerve, emotion, and instinct laid bare to experience. For her, this is a time of solitary reading daydreams, dancing -- and the first disturbing encounters with sex. The first of Doris Lessing's timeless Children of Violence novels, Martha Quest is an endearing masterpiece.

Topics: Africa, Feminism, and Coming of Age

Published: HarperCollins on
ISBN: 9780061991264
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