The Four-Gated City (Children of Violence Series #5)

The Four-Gated City (Children of Violence Series #5)

by Doris Lessing

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060976675
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/1995
Series: Children of Violence Series , #5
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 1,259,296
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.51(d)

About the Author

Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, Doris Lessing was one of the most celebrated and distinguished writers of our time, the recipient of a host of international awards, including the Somerset Maugham Award, the David Cohen Memorial Prize for British Literature, the James Tait Black Prize for best biography, Spain's Prince of Asturias Prize and Prix Catalunya, and the S. T. Dupont Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature.


London, England

Date of Birth:

October 22, 1919

Place of Birth:

Persia (now Iran)

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."

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Four-Gated City 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This, unlike Atwood's Year of the Flood, not only relishes the forms of SciFi, it goes on to reshape how one thinks of science fiction.