The Madness of a Seduced Woman

The Madness of a Seduced Woman

by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

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ISBN-13: 9780525241652
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/1983
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

About the Author

Date of Birth:

March 25, 1941

Date of Death:

August 26, 2011

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York

Place of Death:

Chicago, Illinois


B.A., University of Chicago, 1961; M.A., University of Chicago, 1963; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1966

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The Madness of a Seduced Woman 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Bookmarque on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have ever read on a number of levels. First the writing ¿ dense, provocative, evocative prose that cannot be skimmed, but does not bog the reader down with useless details. Every word is important and she chooses some rather interesting and unusual that fit not only the character she is creating, but the concept she is trying to convey. Second the structure ¿ the tale is told from Agnes¿s old age, so we know she lives to tell her tale, but this knowing does not detract from the tension or the need to know what exactly happened. The third is her characterizations ¿ not only is Agnes fleshed out and realistic, but the supporting cast is not mere set of caricatures designed to fulfill a single purpose or to prop up the plot. We get a very real sense of their role in Agnes¿s life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book when i was in high school, it was a long book and i didn't get a chance to finish it before it was due back in the library. Time went on, and i moved away, but never forgot this book. One day thousands of miles away, i was fortunate enough to discover this book again (seoul, korea), and as a young mother i had the opportunity to complete it. That was 23 years ago! i still remember agnes, and her pain. A wonderful coming of age book, a must read for women everywhere!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I also read this book at about 13, now at 40 I still remember it. I have tried to find this book numerous times to no avail, because I wasn't able to recall who the author was, luckily, I remembered the title. I haven't even been able to find it at the library. I hope bn will have this book again I would love to order it and recomend it to anyone who loves an excellent book. I also agree Agnes is unforgettable, and this book is so well written you will feel her pain and insanity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm two thirds of the way through the book - I'm reading the court scene. I got onto the internet hoping I would find it has been made into a film. Agnes is a very strong character and extremely emotional - you have to keep in mind that she is insane whilst reading the book. At times I thought if she cries one more time I'll give the book up so I skipped from the pregnancy to the murder. Also, the 'descriptive' scenery gets a bit monotonous.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book after evaluating the female psyche for a class. It show the supression of expression by woman because they had to depend so heavly on presenting themselves as 'Ladies' instead of women. It was a lengthy read with lots of emotional detail.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this novel when i was young (13) along with many other novels since I was an advent reader. After many years, I still recalled this book and started my search to find it without remebering the correct title, and I have succeeded. Can't wait to read it again! The plight of Agnes was so touching and dramatic and written with such intensity that you really can feel this character. After many years, I still feel it, and I have read many, many books. But i don't think there was any one character that has stayed with me so profoundly as Agnes Dempster.