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The Odd Women

Written by:
George Gissing
Narrated by:
Elizabeth Klett

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
8
Narrator
4
Release Date
September 2016
Duration
14 hours 10 minutes
Summary
George Gissing's 1893 novel takes on the 19th century "Woman Question" by looking at themes of feminism, marriage, and love. The novel raises these issues through the lives of several contrasting women: Mary Barfoot, a feminist philanthropist who helps train women for careers; her close friend Rhoda Nunn, who believes marriage is a disastrous choice for women; and Monica Madden, who starts out as one of their protegees but chooses to marry a seemingly kind older man. As Monica experiences the challenges of married life, Rhoda finds herself drawn to Mary's cousin, the charming but apparently profligate Everard. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)
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GilbertMouse

A fantastic feminist novel written at a time of little choice and although some social norms are too ingrained to resist, the story allows for complicated situations and emotions to get their due. It’s read by one of the absolute best!

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