A Ripple from the Storm (Children of Violence Series #3)

A Ripple from the Storm (Children of Violence Series #3)

by Doris Lessing
     
 

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Martha Quest, the embodied heroine of the Children of Violence series, has been acclaimed as one of the greatest fictional creations in the English language. In a Ripple from the Storm, Doris Lessing charts Martha Quest's personal and political adventures in race-torn British Africa, following Martha through World War II, a grotesque second marriage, and anSee more details below

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Martha Quest, the embodied heroine of the Children of Violence series, has been acclaimed as one of the greatest fictional creations in the English language. In a Ripple from the Storm, Doris Lessing charts Martha Quest's personal and political adventures in race-torn British Africa, following Martha through World War II, a grotesque second marriage, and an excursion into Communism. This wise and starling novel perceptively reveals the paradoxes, passions, and ironies rooted in the life of twentieth-century Anglo-Africa.

A Ripple from the Storm is the third novel in Doris Lessing's classic Children of Violence sequence of novels, each a masterpiece in its own right, and, taken together, an incisive and all-encompassing vision of our world in the twentieth century.

Editorial Reviews

Sunday Times (London)
Absorbing reading...Lessing conveys [with great clarity] the emotions, aspirations and constant self-questing of Martha Quest, her most powerful character.
New York Times Book Review
Doris Lessing, of all the postwar English novelists, is the foremost creative descendant of that `great tradition' which includes George Eliot and D. H. Lawrence.
Milwaukee Journal
This work will rank with the foremost fictional commentaries on events in our century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062047922
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/12/2010
Series:
Children of Violence Series , #3
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
478,544
File size:
2 MB

What People are saying about this

Barbara Kingsolver
"I read the Children of Violence novels and began to understand how a person could write about the problems of the world in a compelling and beautiful way, and it seemed to me that was the most important thing I could ever do."
Joyce Carol Oates
"A powerful, prophetic, mysterious work, a truly extraordinary novel....The insanity of the 20th century...[and] the mystery of the self, explored brilliantly here as it is in her other masterpiece The Golden Notebook....Here is a book not to be read, but experienced."
Stanley Kauffmann
"She is a mature ad valuable artist, adventurous in the mysteries of daily life, thoughtful, passionate, true."
John Wain
"There can't, I suppose , be anyone left who reads modern fiction at all and isn't aware of the importance of Doris Lessing's work...Lessing knows just what she is doing and a real, densely imagined, completely credible world emerges."

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