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The Group : Virago Modern Classics - Mary McCarthy

The Group

Virago Modern Classics

By: Mary McCarthy, Candace Bushnell (Introduction by)


Published: 1st February 2010
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The original SEX AND THE CITY. First published in 1963, The Group, set in the 1930s, follows the lives of eight college friends as they begin their adult lives.

The Group follows eight graduates from exclusive Vassar College as they find love and heartbreak, forge careers, gossip and party in 1930s Manhattan.

The Group can be seen as the original SEX AND THE CITY. It is the first novel to frankly portray women's real lives, exploring subjects such as sex, contraception, motherhood and marriage.

About the Author

Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) was a well-known novelist, critic, journalist and memoirist. Her most famous novel is The Group.


Not quite what I expected


I believed the things I had read about this book - so I think my hopes were a bit high. It was quite good, but I think my main problems was they were American and I am Australia. So a different point of view of things.

Tasmania, Australia

The Group

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A brilliant novel: honest, engaging and sharp as a tack - Sarah Waters

One of my favourite books ever - India Knight

Lively, vivid and exceedingly entertaining - Sunday Times

Juicy, shocking, witty, and almost continually brilliant - Cosmopolitan

Her greatest novel...marvellous...a prophetic book which set the scene...for the novels of protest and liberation in the next decade - Independent

Scalpel-keen prose, honed on ruthless wit and insight - Observer

She is a sparkler, a very funny, very savage moralist, and a brilliant mimic - SPECTATOR

ISBN: 9781844085934
ISBN-10: 1844085937
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st February 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.4  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1