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The Group

The Group( )
Author: McCarthy, Mary
ISBN:978-0-15-637208-4
Publication Date:Sep 1991
Publisher:Harcourt Trade Publishers
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $31.90
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:496
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.487 x 20.32 x 3.023 cm
Book Weight:0.39 Kilograms
Author Biography
McCarthy, Mary (Author)
Mary McCarthy was born in Seattle, Washington on June 21, 1912. She studied literature at Vassar College, where she graduated with honors at the age of twenty-one. She worked as an editor at Covici Friede Publishers from 1936-1937 and Partisan Review from 1937-1938. She was a theatre critic for the Partisan Review from 1938-1962. She taught or lectured at Beard College, Sarah Lawrence College, University College in London, and Vassar College.

She wrote seven novels including The Company She Keeps, Birds of America, Cannibals and Missionaries, and The Group, which was made into a movie in 1966. She also wrote critical works, travel books and the autobiographical Memoirs of a Catholic Girlhood. She received several awards during her lifetime including the Edward MacDowell Medal, the National Medal of Literature, and the first Rochester Literary Award. She died of cancer on October 25, 1989 at the age of 77.

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