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This edition was published in by New York Review Books in New York.

Written in English

241 pages

Cassandra Edwards is a graduate student at Berkeley: gay, brilliant, nerve-wracked, miserable. At the beginning of this novel, she drives back to her family ranch in the foothills of the Sierras to attend the wedding of her identical twin, Judith, to a nice young doctor from Connecticut. Cassandra, however, is hell-bent on sabotaging the wedding.

Dorothy Baker's entrancing tragicomic novella follows an unpredictable course of events in which her heroine appears variously as conniving, self-aware, pitiful, frenzied, absurd, and heartbroken—at once utterly impossible and tremendously sympathetic. Cassandra reckons with her complicated feelings about the sister who she feels owes it to her to be her alter ego; with her father, a brandy-soaked retired professor of philosophy; and with the ghost of her dead mother, as she struggles to come to terms with the only life she has.

First published in 1962, Cassandra at the Wedding is a book of enduring freshness, insight, and verve. Like the fiction of Jeffrey Eugenides and Jhumpa Lahiri, it is the work of a master stylist with a profound understanding of the complexities of the heart and mind.

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Cassandra at the wedding
2004, New York Review Books
in English
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Cassandra at the Wedding
September 30, 2004, NYRB Classics
Paperback in English
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Cassandra at the wedding
1982, Virago
in English
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Cassandra at the wedding
1966, New American Library
in English
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Cassandra at the wedding.
1964, V. Gollancz
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Cassandra at the wedding.
1962, Houghton Mifflin
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Cassandra at the wedding

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Cassandra Edwards is a graduate student at Berkeley: gay, brilliant, nerve-wracked, miserable. At the beginning of this novel, she drives back to her family ranch in the foothills of the Sierras to attend the wedding of her identical twin, Judith, to a nice young doctor from Connecticut. Cassandra, however, is hell-bent on sabotaging the wedding.

Dorothy Baker's entrancing tragicomic novella follows an unpredictable course of events in which her heroine appears variously as conniving, self-aware, pitiful, frenzied, absurd, and heartbroken—at once utterly impossible and tremendously sympathetic. Cassandra reckons with her complicated feelings about the sister who she feels owes it to her to be her alter ego; with her father, a brandy-soaked retired professor of philosophy; and with the ghost of her dead mother, as she struggles to come to terms with the only life she has.

First published in 1962, Cassandra at the Wedding is a book of enduring freshness, insight, and verve. Like the fiction of Jeffrey Eugenides and Jhumpa Lahiri, it is the work of a master stylist with a profound understanding of the complexities of the heart and mind.

Cassandra at the wedding

This edition was published in by New York Review Books in New York.


Edition Notes

Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1962.

Series
New York Review Books classics, New York Review Books classics
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.52
Library of Congress
PS3503.A54156 C37 2004

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL20024062M
Internet Archive
cassandraatweddi00doro
ISBN 10
1590171128
LC Control Number
2004016738
OCLC/WorldCat
56012114
Library Thing
120119
Goodreads
902010

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