New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1971. First American Edition. 8vo; 349pp;(including notes); purple cloth with black cloth spine stamped in gold; gold dust jacket lettered in black and purple. Jacket clipped with 1/2" triaular chip at bottom of spine, and is a bit rubbed, else very good. Book a bit shaken else very good+. Germaine Greer, born in Australia in 1939, first published this "nonstop journey of blistering eloquence" [Masterpieces of Women's Literature] in England in 1970. It was the publication of the book in the United States, however, that roused public admiration and controversy: "An original outspoken analysis of female conditioning and sexual stereotypes, it achieved massive sales, was translated in 12 languages and became a landmark of the women's liberation movement." [THE FEMINIST COMPANION] A watershed book. THE FEMINIST COMPANION TO LITERATURE IN ENGLISH, p. 459. MASTERPIECES OF WOMEN'S LITERATURE, pp. 190-192. (Inventory #: 6370)
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