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The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides
The Marriage Plot
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The brilliant and satisfying new novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides. It's the early 1980s--America is in a deep recession, and life after college is harder than ever. In the cafés on the cobble-streets of College Hill, the wised up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening... show more
The brilliant and satisfying new novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides. It's the early 1980s--America is in a deep recession, and life after college is harder than ever. In the cafés on the cobble-streets of College Hill, 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 she prepares to graduate and tries to understand why her college love life has not lived up to expectations, she finds herself unexpectedly in a love triangle with two very different guys. Over the next year, as the members of the triangle in this funny, wise and heartbreaking novel enter the real world, events force them to reevaluate everything they learned in school. With wit and an abiding understanding of and affection for his characters and the drama of life, Jeffrey Eugenides revives the motivating energies of the Novel, while creating a story so contemporary and fresh that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307401878 (0307401871)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Carole720
Carole720 rated it
I might not be intellectual enough to appreciate this book. As a whole, it was an interesting story though.
DanySpike
DanySpike rated it
4.0 The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides
Four stars! A very interesting book set in the 80's concerning a girl, Madeleine, her boyfriend, Leonard, and her eternal friend Mitchell, who's also in love with her. While the story seems quite simple and straight forward, it slowly starts getting more complicated by their different personalit...
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it
5.0 The Marriage Plot
I am so glad I had the time required to spend reading this novel at my turtle pace; losing myself in the luscious prose of Jeffrey Eugenides writing, loving and hating all the characters at certain times because they are all flawed and very human, and discovering that this is my most favorite book a...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 The Marriage Plot
Enjoyable, but Middlesex is still my favorite Jeffrey Eugenides book.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 The Marriage Plot
Enjoyable, but Middlesex is still my favorite Jeffrey Eugenides book.
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