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Miss Herbert: (The Suburban Wife) (Paperback)
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Miss Herbert: (The Suburban Wife) (Paperback)

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Paperback 314 Pages / Published: 20/05/2010
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Eleanor Herbert Brent is a beautiful woman - tall, blond and athletic. Sexuality forms her personality and as a young English graduate on the loose in London, she savours the capacity to excite - and sleep with - every man she meets. At the same time she is deeply conventional, believing in respectability, in the desire to be a wife and mother in the 'dear old-fashioned way'. But real love between a man and a woman - something which could transform her into the passionate woman she really is - Eleanor determinedly avoids. When she is thirty she marries and has children. However, her wholesome but unsatisfying suburban life collapses with the departure of her pompous prig of a husband. She survives to find some success on the fringes of literary life, new lovers, new friends, but never to know herself. Eleanor is a literary portrait on a magnificent scale, but she is more than that. Divided in herself and deeply self-deluded, Eleanor's life is a powerful metaphor for the England of the 1920s to the 1950s through which she lives.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571270019
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 334 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 29 mm
Edition: Main

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