The Women's Room by Marilyn French

The Women's Room

Marilyn French

526 pages first pub 1977 (editions)

fiction classics feminism challenging informative reflective slow-paced

Description

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 norm...

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Moods

challenging 84%
reflective 84%
emotional 69%
dark 53%
sad 46%
inspiring 30%
informative 15%
tense 15%
adventurous 7%
funny 7%
hopeful 7%
mysterious 7%
relaxing 7%

Pace

slow 78%
medium 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 75% | Yes: 16% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 58% | No: 25% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 45% | No: 36% | Yes: 18%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 54% | No: 27% | Yes: 18%

Average rating

3.93

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