Marriage Plot

ISBN-10: 125001476X

ISBN-13: 9781250014764

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Description: ANew York TimesNotable Book of 2011APublisher's WeeklyTop 10 Book of 2011AKirkus ReviewsTop 25 Best Fiction of 2011 TitleOne ofLibrary Journal's Best Books of 2011ASalonBest Fiction of 2011 titleOne ofTheTelegraph’s Best Fiction Books of the Year 2011Are the great love stories of the nineteenth century dead? Or can there be a new story, written for today and alive to the realities of feminism, sexual freedom, prenups, and divorce?It’s the early 1980s. In American colleges, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As Madeleine studies the age-old motivations of the human heart, real life, in the form of two very different guys, intervenes---the charismatic and intense Leonard Bankhead, and her old friend the mystically inclined Mitchell Grammaticus. As all three of them face life in the real world they will have to reevaluate everything they have learned. Jeffrey Eugenides creates a new kind of contemporary love story in "his most powerful novel yet" (Newsweek).

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 9/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 8, 1960. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in English and creative writing from Stanford University in 1986. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published to in 1993 and was made into a feature film. His other works include Middlesex, which won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and The Marriage Plot. He is a professor of creative writing at Princeton University.

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