The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

This book, as well as the couple that followed it, enters the realm of what Margaret Drabble in The Oxford Companion to English Literature has called Lessing's "inner space fiction", her work that explores mental and societal breakdown. The book also contains a powerful anti-war and anti-Stalinist message, an extended analysis of communism and the Communist Party in England from the 1930s to the 1950s, and a famed examination of the budding sexual and women's liberation movements.

The 125th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 24th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  2. - 29th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  3. - 59th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  4. - 61st on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  5. - 76th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  6. - 89th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  7. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  8. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  9. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  10. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  11. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  12. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Essential Doris Lessing CD: Excerpts from The Golden Notebook Read by the Author Audio CD 5204412 $2.25 $2.69 2007
El cuaderno dorado/ The Golden Notebook (Narrativa (Punto de Lectura)) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4244106 $97.07 $7.07 2007
The Golden Notebook: A Novel Paperback 146725 $11.85 $3.50 2008
The Golden Notebook Mass Market Paperback 28081 $53.03 $1.75
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The Golden Notebook Hardcover 97671 $83.06 $80.00
Golden Notebook Audio CD 455975 $64.31 $94.27
The Golden Notebook (Perennial Classics) Paperback 748812 $2.80 $2.03 1999
The Golden Notebook: A Novel (Perennial Classics) Kindle Edition 445 $8.89 2013
The Golden Notebook: Perennial Classics edition Paperback 2859 $9.40 $2.54 1999
The Golden Notebook Mass Market Paperback 17171 $147.42 $4.98 1981
The Golden Notebook (Contemporary Fiction) Audio CD 130462 $63.18 $39.99 2010
Essential Doris Lessing CD Audio CD 3271388 $0.99 $2.76 2007
The Golden Notebook Paperback 72102 $135.80 $0.78 1977
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The Golden Notebook Mass Market Paperback 270512 $144.62 $2.00
The Golden Notebook Hardcover 606347 $30.00
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The Golden Notebook (Paladin Books) Paperback 432592 $41.35 $0.01 1989
Golden Notebook Paperback 132338 $79.00 $0.01 1973
The Golden Notebook: Perennial Classics edition by Doris Lessing [1999] Paperback 4483681 $5.88 $1.87 1999
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The Golden Notebook Audible Audio Edition 5864 $47.95 2010
Essential Doris Lessing: Excerpts from 'The Golden Notebook' Audible Audio Edition 66582 $9.95 2007
Three-Book Edition: The Golden Notebook, The Grass is Singing, The Good Terrorist Paperback 15533365 $20.66 $22.55 2013