The Golden Notebook

LESSING, Doris. The Golden Notebook.

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LESSING, Doris The Golden Notebook. London: Michael Joseph, 1962.

8vo, original print wrappers, hinges with restorations, publishers proof copy label printed in red on front cover, pp. 568, slight hole in end paper, otherwsie very good.
Proof Copy. of the Nobel prize winner's masterpiece, which explores mental and societal breakdown. The Golden Notebook contains powerful anti-war and anti-Stalinist messages, an extended analysis of communism, and a famed examination of the budding sexual and women's liberation movements. As Anthony Burgess writes in Ninety-nine Novels, "The Golden Notebook has, with all its faults, significance as the most massive statement made, up to that time, on the position of woman in the modern world."