From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Doris Lessing, a short story about a woman's gradual drift outside the limits of society. An old woman, with gipsy blood, begins to find the conventions of society stifling – when her husband dies, and her children leave home, she embraces a marginal, unconventional existence, accompanied by her faithful cat. 'An Old Woman and Her Cat' brilliantly combines Doris Lessing's unforgiving examination of our society – and those it cannot accommodate and ulitmately fails – with a wonderful portrait of her favourite animal – the cat.
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Doris Lessing (Author)
Doris Lessing is one of the most important writers of the twentieth century and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007. Her first novel, 'The Grass is Singing', was published in 1950. Among her other celebrated novels are 'The Golden Note...