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Two Serious Ladies

(1943)
A novel by

 

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


'Readers who've not yet read Jane Bowles are almost to be envied, like people who've still to read Mansfield or Woolf, and have all the delight, the shock of classic originality, the revelation of such good writing, still to come.' Ali Smith Eccentric, impulsive New York heiress, Christina Goering meets the anxious but equally unpredictable Mrs Copper- field at a party. Two serious ladies, for whom nothing is natural and anything is possible, they follow their singu- lar paths in search of salvation. Mrs Copperfield visits Panama with her husband, whom she abandons for love of Pacifica, a local prositute, and her brothel home. Miss Goering, for her part, seeks redemption by swapping her mansion for a squalid little house and relishing ever more extreme encounters with strangers. At the end, the two women meet again. First published in 1943, Two Serious Ladies is a true one-off - daring and original, with deadpan humour and devastating insights. It was Jane Bowles's masterpiece.

 
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Used availability for Jane Bowles's Two Serious Ladies


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Hardback Editions

January 1965 : UK Hardback
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
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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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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
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
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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October 1997 : 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
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
Title: Two Serious Ladies
Author(s): Jane Bowles
ISBN: 0-525-48324-1 / 978-0-525-48324-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: E P Dutton
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Kindle Editions

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



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