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Description - The Furies by Janet Hobhouse

An exhilarating, fiercely honest, ultimately devastating book, The Furies confronts the claims of family and the lure of desire, the difficulties of independence, and the approach of death. Janet Hobhouse's final testament is beautifully written, deeply felt, and above all utterly alive.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590170854
ISBN-10: 1590170857
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 127mm x 18mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: NYRB Classics
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Janet Hobhouse

Janet Hobhouse (1948-1991) was raised in New York City and educated at Oxford. She lived in London and New York and was the author of two works of non-fiction, The Bride Stripped Bare, a study of the female nude in art, and Everybody Who Was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein, and four novels, Nellie Without Hugo, Dancing in the Dark, November, and The Furies, which was published after her death from ovarian cancer at the age of forty-two. Daphne Merkin, a critic and novelist, is a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review. She has written a novel, Enchantment, and a collection of essays, Dreaming of Hitler. She is currently at work on a cultural and personal memoir of depression, Melancholy Baby.