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Spinster
Author: Kate Bolick

ISBN: 9781472151186
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 23 September 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.3
Description:
A bold, original, moving book that will inspire fanatical devotion and ignite debate.

'Whom to marry and when will it happen - these two questions define every woman's existence.'

So begins Spinster, a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single.

Using her own experience as a starting point, Kate Bolick invites us into her carefully considered, passionately lived life, weaving together the past and present to examine why she - along with millions of women, whose ranks keep growing - remains unmarried. This unprecedented demographic shift is the logical outcome of hundreds of years of change that has neither been fully understood nor appreciated.

Spinster introduces a cast of pioneering women from the last century whose genius, tenacity and flair for drama has emboldened Bolick to fashion her life on her own terms essayist: journalist Neith Boyce, essayist Maeve Brennan, social reformer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, and novelist Edith Wharton. By narrating their unconventional ideas and choices, Bolick shows ...

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