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The Golden Notebook

Doris Lessing

One of the most important books of the growing feminist movement of the 1950s, it was brought to a wider public by the Nobel Prize award to Doris Lessing in 2007. Authoress Anna Wulf attempts to overcome writer’s block by writing a comprehensive ‘golden notebook’ which draws together the preoccupations of her life, each of which is examined in a different notebook: sources of her creative inspiration in a black book, communism in a red book, the breakdown of her marriage in a yellow book, and day-to-day emotions and dreams in a blue book. Anna’s struggle to unify the various strands of her life – emotional, political and professional – amasses into a fascinating encyclopaedia of female experience in the ‘50s. In this authentic, taboo-breaking novel, Lessing brings the plight of women’s lives, from obscurity behind closed doors, into broad daylight. The Golden Notebook resonates with the concerns and experiences of a great many women and is a true modern classic, thoroughly deserving of its reputation as a feminist bible. A notoriously long and complex work, it is given a new life by this – its first unabridged recording.

One of the most important books of the growing feminist movement of the 1950s, it was brought to a wider public by the Nobel Prize award to Doris Lessing in 2007. Authoress Anna Wulf attempts to overcome writer’s block by writing a comprehensive ‘golden notebook’ which draws together the preoccupations of her life, each of which is examined in a different notebook: sources of her creative inspiration in a black book, communism in a red book, the breakdown of her marriage in a yellow book, and day-to-day emotions and dreams in a blue book. Anna’s struggle to unify the various strands of her life – emotional, political and professional – amasses into a fascinating encyclopaedia of female experience in the ‘50s. In this authentic, taboo-breaking novel, Lessing brings the plight of women’s lives, from obscurity behind closed doors, into broad daylight. The Golden Notebook resonates with the concerns and experiences of a great many women and is a true modern classic, thoroughly deserving of its reputation as a feminist bible. A notoriously long and complex work, it is given a new life by this – its first unabridged recording.
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One of the most important books of the growing feminist movement of the 1950s, it was brought to a wider public by the Nobel Prize award to Doris Lessing in 2007. Authoress Anna Wulf attempts to overcome writer’s block by writing a comprehensive ‘golden notebook’ which draws together the preoccupations of her life, each of which is examined in a different notebook: sources of her creative inspiration in a black book, communism in a red book, the breakdown of her marriage in a yellow book, and day-to-day emotions and dreams in a blue book. Anna’s struggle to unify the various strands of her life – emotional, political and professional – amasses into a fascinating encyclopaedia of female experience in the ‘50s. In this authentic, taboo-breaking novel, Lessing brings the plight of women’s lives, from obscurity behind closed doors, into broad daylight. The Golden Notebook resonates with the concerns and experiences of a great many women and is a true modern classic, thoroughly deserving of its reputation as a feminist bible. A notoriously long and complex work, it is given a new life by this – its first unabridged recording.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Juliet Stevenson

Length:

27h 40m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:04


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:41


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:38


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:04


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:08


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:07


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:28


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:18


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:34


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:45


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:55


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:17


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:41


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:14


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:58


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:12


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:25


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:49


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:26


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:44


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:39


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:52


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:44


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:02


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:04


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:24


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:57


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:24


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:37


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:49


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:41


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:37


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:27


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:05


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:33


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:07


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:12


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:33


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:14


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:38


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:56


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:59


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:42


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:31


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:10


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:31


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:13


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:22


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:28


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:04


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:40


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:58


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:46


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:19


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:32


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:01


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:25


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:37


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:56


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:51


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:01


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:50


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:43


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:12


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:53


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:13


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:07


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:43


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:49


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:44


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:24


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:19


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:53


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:24


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:09


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:16


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:43


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

07:18


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:34


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:36


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:10


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:44


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:46


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:50


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:10


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:29


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:47


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

09:01


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:05


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:51


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:01


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:18


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:38


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:14


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:43


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:30


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:52


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:19


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:30


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

08:25


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:05


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

08:50


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:37


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

08:07


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:52


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:43


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

08:24


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:58


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:55


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

08:23


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:49


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

06:53


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

06:49


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:50


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

07:08


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

04:12


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

07:14


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

06:08


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

06:45


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

06:03


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

06:46


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

07:46


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:11


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:18


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

04:41


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

06:52


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

06:34


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

07:49


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

06:59


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

07:27

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