Lolly Willowes

Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner

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"This is the witty, eerie, tender but firm life history of a middle-class Englishwoman who politely declines to make the expected connection with the opposite sex and becomes a witch instead." -- John UpdikeForty-seven-year-old Lolly Willowes is a conventional maiden aunt, an unpaid companion and babysitter to her brothers' children. After years of submission to her controlling family, she develops a longing for the countryside and dark, wild places that impels her to flee London for a remote village. Lolly soon discovers that her new neighbors are a coven of bohemian witches and eventually encounters Satan himself -- a genial country gentleman who's ready to make a pact. 


The first-ever selection of the Book of the Month Club upon its 1926 publication, Lolly Willowes was a surprise international bestseller. This proto-feminist work has since been chosen as one of the Guardian's 100 Best Novels of All Time, and it remains a richly satirical novel that celebrates the joys of self-actualization.


 


"Revolutionary ... a subtle demand for women's power over their own lives." -- Alison Lurie


 


"Remarkable ... pungent and satisfying." -- Saturday Review

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General Fields

  • : 9780241454886
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : October 2020
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  • : Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823/.912
  • : 224