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The Group

Mary McCarthy

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Virago Modern Classics, Fiction, Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

The original SEX AND THE CITY. First published in 1963, THE GROUP, set in the 1930s, follows the lives of eight college friends as they begin their adult lives.

THE GROUP follows eight graduates from exclusive Vassar College as they find love and heartbreak, forge careers, gossip and party in 1930s Manhattan.

THE GROUP can be seen as the original SEX AND THE CITY. It is the first novel to frankly portray women's real lives, exploring subjects such as sex, contraception, motherhood and marriage.

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Praise for The Group

  • A brilliant novel: honest, engaging and sharp as a tack - Sarah Waters

  • One of my favourite books ever - India Knight

  • Lively, vivid and exceedingly entertaining - Sunday Times

  • Juicy, shocking, witty, and almost continually brilliant - Cosmopolitan

  • Her greatest novel...marvellous...a prophetic book which set the scene...for the novels of protest and liberation in the next decade - Independent

  • Scalpel-keen prose, honed on ruthless wit and insight - Observer

  • She is a sparkler, a very funny, very savage moralist, and a brilliant mimic - SPECTATOR

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