The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique - Modern Classics

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Synopsis

'One of the most influential non-fiction books of the twentieth century' The New York Times

When Betty Friedan produced The Feminine Mystique in 1963, she could not have realized how the discovery and debate of her contemporaries' general malaise would shake up society. Victims of a false belief system, these women were following strict social convention by loyally conforming to the pretty image of the magazines, and found themselves forced to seek meaning in their lives only through a family and a home. Friedan's controversial book about them - and every woman - would ultimately set Second Wave feminism in motion and begin the battle for equality.

This groundbreaking and life-changing work remains just as powerful, important and true as it was nearly fifty years ago, and is essential reading both as a historical document and as a study of women living in a man's world.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141192055
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.420973
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 23319
Number of pages: 347
Weight: 272g
Height: 134mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 22mm