Asphodel by Hilda Doolittle

"Asphodel" is a semi-autobiographical novel that explores the complexities of a love triangle involving the protagonist, her husband, and another woman. Set during the First World War, the story is a vivid portrayal of the protagonist's emotional struggles as she navigates her relationships and her own identity, while also dealing with the societal and political pressures of the time. The novel is known for its rich, poetic language and its exploration of themes such as love, betrayal, identity, and war.

The 2451st greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 144

Since this book was first published in 1921, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 144.0.

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