THE CLEFT. by Lessing, Doris.

THE CLEFT. by Lessing, Doris. < >


Edition: First US printing.

New York: Harper Collins, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of her last novels, published the same year as she was awarded the Nobel Prize - an invitation "to imagine a mythical society free from sexual intrigue, free from jealousy, free from petty rivalries: a society free from men. An old Roman senator embarks on what may be his last endeavour: the retelling of the story of human creation. He recounts the history of the Clefts, an ancient community of women living in an Edenic, coastal wilderness, in the valley of an overshadowing mountain." 260 pp. ISBN: 978-0060834869.

Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. First issue dj without the Nobel laureate seal.

Book ID: 66336
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