Author(s): Doris Lessing
This collection brings together three of Nobel Prize-winner Doris Lessing's most acclaimed novels. Her first novel, The Grass is Singing, is the story of Mary, a young wife, lonely and trapped in the African bush, until she turns to Moses, the black cook, for kindness and understanding. A landmark of twentieth-century literature, The Golden Notebook is a powerful account of Anna Wulf, a woman searching for her personal and political identity, recording her emotional and creative lives in notebooks of different colours. And in The Good Terrorist, a group of naive revolutionaries sets out to change the world, only to find themselves involved in a protest movement of escalating violence.
Praise for Doris Lessing: 'Doris Lessing has changed the way we think about the world.' Blake Morrison 'Thank goodness for Doris Lessing. While the rest of us flounder about noisily in the muddy waters of life, she never fails to expose with startling clarity the essential folly of our dreams and good intentions.' Kate Chisholm, Evening Standard 'Doris Lessing writes about the parts other novelists cannot reach.' Observer
Doris Lessing is one of the most important writers of the twentieth century and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007. Her first novel, 'The Grass is Singing', was published in 1950. Among her other celebrated novels are 'The Golden Notebook', 'The Fifth Child' and 'Memoirs of a Survivor'. She has also published two volumes of her autobiography, 'Under my Skin' and 'Walking in the Shade'. Doris Lessing died on 17 November 2013 at the age of 94.