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Two Serious Ladies

(1943)
A novel by

 
 
This novel, which has been hailed as a landmark in twentieth-century American literature, is the story of two staid but very different women going to pieces as they pursue their own eccentric paths to freedom, and the story follows their decline into debauchery. Christina Goering, a wealthy spinster in pursuit of sainthood ends up as a high-class call-girl, and Frieda Copperfield, abandons her dull husband for the love of a prostitute while travelling in Central America. The book is compelling and thought-provoking, and Bowles's original prose style makes it an experience to read.

    

"My favorite book. I can't think of a modern novel that seems more likely to become a classic." - Tennessee Williams


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Hardback Editions

January 1965 : UK Hardback
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Title: Two Serious Ladies
Author(s): Jane Bowles
ISBN: 0-7206-9175-3 / 978-0-7206-9175-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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Paperback Editions

February 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Two Serious Ladies: A Novel
Author(s): Jane Bowles
ISBN: 0-06-228312-X / 978-0-06-228312-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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1601 : UK Paperback
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Title: Two Serious Ladies
Author(s): Jane Bowles
ISBN: 0-9560038-5-0 / 978-0-9560038-5-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sort of Books
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August 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Two Serious Ladies (Peter Owen Modern Classic)
Author(s): Jane Bowles
ISBN: 0-7206-1179-2 / 978-0-7206-1179-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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February 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Two Serious Ladies (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Jane Bowles
ISBN: 0-14-118168-0 / 978-0-14-118168-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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December 1996 : UK Paperback

Title: Two Serious Ladies
Author(s): Jane Bowles
ISBN: 0-7206-1006-0 / 978-0-7206-1006-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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April 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Two Serious Ladies (VMC)
Author(s): Jane Bowles
ISBN: 0-86068-018-5 / 978-0-86068-018-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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October 1984 : USA Paperback

Title: Two Serious Ladies
Author(s): Bowles Jane
ISBN: 0-525-48136-2 / 978-0-525-48136-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Books
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September 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bowles Jane : Two Serious Ladies (Pbk)
Author(s): Jane Bowles
ISBN: 0-525-48324-1 / 978-0-525-48324-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Two Serious Ladies
Author(s): Jane Bowles
Publisher: Sort Of
Availability: Amazon UK