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The Group - Mary McCarthy

The Group - Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy's most celebrated novel portrays the lives and aspirations of eight Vassar graduates. 'The group' meet in New York following graduation to attend the wedding of one of their friends - and reconvene seven years later at her funeral. The women, fresh from college, vowed not to become stuffy and frightened like their parents, but to lead fulfilling, emancipated lives.

Who really achieved this - and what sacrifices and compromises had to be made?
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