Doris Lessing World Literature Analysis - Essay

Doris Lessing World Literature Analysis

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

The years spanning Lessing’s adolescence and her young adulthood provide seed plots for her five related novels, the Children of Violence series, which were written over a twenty-year span. The first novel in the series, Martha Quest, was published in 1952. It was followed by A Proper Marriage in 1954, A Ripple from the Storm in 1958, Landlocked in 1965, and The Four-Gated City in 1969. Between the appearance of these serial books, Lessing wrote two other novels, as well as a considerable number of plays and short stories. Her most significant work, written during an interval between the Children of Violence novels, is The Golden Notebook (1962), which first brought her world...

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