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THE FIFTH CHILD by  Doris Lessing - First Edition  - 1988 - from BIAbooks (SKU: 001923)

THE FIFTH CHILD

THE FIFTH CHILD by  Doris Lessing - First Edition  - 1988 - from BIAbooks (SKU: 001923)
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THE FIFTH CHILD

by Lessing, Doris

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ISBN 10
0394571053
ISBN 13
9780394571058
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1988. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. In the unconstrained atmosphere of England in the late 1960s, Harriet and David Lovatt, an upper-middle-class couple, face a frightening vicissitude. As the days' events take a dark and ugly turn nearing apocalyptic intensity, the Lovatts' guarded contentedness and view of the world as a benign place are forever shattered by the violent birth of their fifth child: Ben, monstrous in appearance, insatiably hungry, abnormally strong, demanding, brutal. "A horror story of maternity and the nightmare of social collapse. A moral fable of the genre that includes Mary Shelley¿s Frankenstein and George Orwell¿s Nineteen Eighty-Four."---The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis

Doris Lessing was born of British parents in Persia, in 1919, and moved with her family to Southern Rhodesia when she was five years old. She went to England in 1949 and has lived there ever since. She is the author of more than thirty books—novels, stories, reportage, poems, and plays. In 2007, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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BIAbooks US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
001923
Title
THE FIFTH CHILD
Author
Lessing, Doris
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0394571053
ISBN 13
9780394571058
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1988

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