The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

The Feminine Mystique, published 25 February 1963, is a book written by Betty Friedan which brought to light the lack of fulfillment in many women's lives, which was generally kept hidden[citation needed]. According to The New York Times obituary of Friedan in 2006, it “ignited the contemporary women's movement in 1963 and as a result permanently transformed the social fabric of the United States and countries around the world” and “is widely regarded as one of the most influential nonfiction books of the 20th century”.

The 148th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  2. - The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written (Martin Seymour-Smith)
  3. - The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time (The Guardian)
  4. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)

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The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition) Paperback 17986 $2.99 $4.74 2013
By Betty Friedan - The Feminine Mystique (8/18/01) Paperback 391852 $36.35 $27.10 2001
Feminine Mystique Hardcover 712610 $88.33 $7.21
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The Feminine Mystique Mass Market Paperback 140155 $6.37 $0.01 1984
The Feminine Mystique (Audible Modern Vanguard) Audio CD 1250069 $13.95 $13.19 2013
The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition) Kindle Edition 36048 $9.34 2013
The Feminine Mystique Audio CD 1920339 $22.32 $17.66 2009
Feminine Mystique, The Paperback 2981999 $4.24
The Feminine Mystique Paperback 3051267 $7.71
The Feminine Mystique Paperback 3300767 $4.58
The Feminine Mystique Paperback 3860345 $10.00 1964
The Feminine Mystique Mass Market Paperback 2053812 $142.94 $1.33
The Feminine Mystique Mass Market Paperback 3970257 $16.44
La mistica de la feminidad / The Feminine Mystique (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 2704242 $54.71 $116.98 2009
The Feminine Mystique Mass Market Paperback 5965469 $1.99
The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition) Hardcover 85058 $15.00 $11.88 2013
The Feminine Mystique (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 510457 $10.95 $10.79 2012
The Feminine Mystique Paperback 3820956 $11.12 $11.35 2010
The Feminine Mystique (Penguin Women's Studies) Paperback 4836313 $46.23 $3.25 1992
The Feminine Mystique Mass Market Paperback 3092422 $22.44 $18.94
The Feminine Mystique : Twentieth Anniversary Edition Hardcover 3382488 $193.88 $3.26
The Feminine Mystique Paperback 103841 $5.83 $0.49 2001