Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Women’s Room
Marilyn French


A landmark in feminist literature, The Women’s Room is a biting social commentary of a world gone silently haywire. Written in the 1970s but with profound resonance today, this is a modern allegory that offers piercing insight into the social norms accepted blindly and revered so completely. This novel is not autobiographical, but the book reflects many autobiographical elements. The Women’s Room has been described as one of the most influential novels of the modern feminist movement.

Paperback, 554pp
Virago Press, 1997 (1977)
ISBN 9781860492822