The Women's Room by Marilyn French

The Women's Room is a novel by American feminist author Marilyn French, published in 1977. French first appeared as a major participant in the feminist movement with the publication of The Women's Room; it was French's debut novel.[1] The Women's Room, while French states it is not an autobiographical work, contains much influence from French's own life and there are several autobiographical elements within the novel.[2] For example, French, like the main character, Mira, was married, divorced, and then attended Harvard where she obtained a Ph.D. in English Literature.[3] Despite the connection of The Women's Room to the Feminist Movement, in an interview with the New York Times in 1977, French stated, "The Women's Room" is not about the women's movement... but about women's lives today."[4] The Women's Room has been described as one of the most influential novels of the modern feminist movement.[5] Its instant popularity brought criticism from some well-known feminists that it was too pessimistic about women's lives and too anti-men.[6] The Women's Room is set in 1950s America and follows the fortunes of Mira Ward, a conventional and submissive young woman in a traditional marriage and her gradual feminist awakening. The novel met stark media criticism when published but went on to be an international best seller.

The 1668th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Solo para mujeres (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 1824220 $6.99 2012
The Women's Room Mass Market Paperback 2234218 $7.97 $0.01 1978
The Women's Room Hardcover 2397201 $50.00 $0.01
Women's Room Mass Market Paperback 2313829 $5.79 $0.01 1982
the womens room Hardcover 2548784 $27.00 $1.50 1977
Solo para mujeres / The Women's Room (Spanish Edition) Paperback 7980799 $18.65 $44.61 2012
The Women's Room. Mass Market Paperback 1027596 $999.98 $0.52
The Women's Room (VMC) Paperback 3241144 $11.70 $0.01 1997
The Women's Room Paperback 12306259 $0.01 1991
The Women's Room Mass Market Paperback 10727026 $0.01 1979
The Women's Room Mass Market Paperback 1408854 $30.00 $0.01 1988
The Women's Room Kindle Edition 214270 $9.99 2011
The Women's Room: A Novel Paperback 208886 $11.53 $2.36 2009
Women's Room Paperback 6676742 $1.49 $0.01 1993