The group: a novel
Written with a trenchant, sardonic edge, The Group is a dazzlingly outspoken novel and a captivating look at the social history of America between two world wars.
Mary McCarthy's most celebrated novel follows the lives of eight Vassar graduates, known simply to their classmates as "the group." An eclectic mix of personalities and upbringings, they meet a week after graduation to watch Kay Strong get married. After the ceremony, the women begin their adult lives--traveling to Europe, tackling the worlds of nursing and publishing, and finding love and heartbreak in the streets of New York City. Through the years, some of the friends grow apart and some become entangled in each other's affairs, but all vow not to become like their mothers and fathers. It is only when one of them passes away that they all come back together again to mourn the loss of a friend, a confidante, and most importantly, a member of the group.
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|author||McCarthy, Mary, 1912-1989.|
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|display_description||Mary McCarthy's bold and brilliant bestselling novel about the lives of eight upper-middle-class friends-an unabashed look at marriage, motherhood, career, and sexuality for women in interwar America At Vassar, they were known as "the group"-eight young women of privilege, the closest of friends, an eclectic mix of vibrant personalities. A week after graduation in 1933, they all gather for the wedding of Kay Strong, one of their own, before going their separate ways in the world. In the years that follow, they will each know accomplishment and loss in equal measure, pursuing careers and marriage, experiencing the joys and traumas of sexual awakening and motherhood, all while suffering through betrayals, infidelities, and sometimes madness. Some of them will drift apart. Some will play important roles in the personal dramas of others. But it is tragedy that will ultimately unite the group once again. A novel that stunned the world when it was first published in 1963, Mary McCarthy's The Group found acclaim, controversy, and a place atop the New York Times bestseller list for nearly two years for its frank and controversial exploration of women's issues, social concerns, and sexuality. A blistering satire of the mores of an emergent generation of women, The Group is McCarthy's enduring masterpiece, still as relevant, powerful, and wonderfully entertaining fifty years on. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy including rare images from the author's estate.|
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|record_details||hoopla:MWT11561220|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media,|2013.|1 online resource, ils:.b11716307|Book|Books|[1st ed.]|English|Harcourt, Brace & World,|1963.|378 p. ; 23 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Electronic books, Female friendship -- Fiction, Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction, Women college graduates -- Fiction|
|title_full||The group : a novel [electronic resource] / Mary McCarthy, The group McCarthy, Mary, 1912-1989.|
|topic_facet||Electronic books, Female friendship, Social life and customs, Women, Women college graduates|