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BOOK OF THE MONTH
MY LIFE IN FULL
Indra K. Nooyi
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An intimate and powerful memoir by the trailblazing former CEO of PepsiCo

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Gallia
Helen Small

Classification : Others
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2009
Imprint : Everyman Classics
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789350091265
Price : 250

About the book
Dowie ‘goes further in sheer audacity of the treatment of the sexual relations and sexual feelings of men and women than any woman before’. The Saturday Review Young, rich, intelligent and unconventionally frank, Gallia Hamesthwaite embraces the dictates of reason and shuns the impulses of passion. As a child she preferred studying – geography, history, science – to playing at keeping house as ‘most other girl-children do’. A grown woman, she must now choose between sensible ‘rational marriage’ and sensual romantic love. But in pursuing the secure pleasure of a logical life Gallia must also endure the pain of emotional sacrifice inherent in the modern woman’s quest for self-fulfilment. A major exponent of New Woman fiction, Ménie Muriel Dowie created a public stir with Gallia in 1895. One hundred years later, the complexity of Gallia’s dilemma has not been diminished. The only edition available, with introduction, notes annotated reading list, text summary and chronology of Dowie’s life and times

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