The Female Eunuch

The Female Eunuch

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The 50th Anniversary edition of the ground-breaking, worldwide bestselling feminist tract.




'The Female Eunuch retains that power of transformation; it asserts the possibility of creativity within female experience' Guardian



A worldwide bestseller, translated into over twelve languages, The Female Eunuch is a landmark in the history of the women's movement.


Drawing liberally from history, literature and popular culture, past and present, Germaine Greer's searing examination of women's oppression is at once an important social commentary and a passionately argued masterpiece of polemic.


Probably the most famous, most widely read book on feminism ever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 310g
  • Fourth Estate Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780007205011
  • 18,579

Review quote

'A dazzling tract, erudite, outrageous, funny.'
Cosmopolitan


'Brilliantly written, quirky and sensible, full of bile and insight...The best feminist book so far'
New York Times


'A dazzling combination of erudition, eccentricity and eroticism.'
Newsweek


'Intelligent, funny and beautifully written'
Vogue


'Germaine Greer in THE FEMALE EUNUCH converted me to Women's Lib, as much by her bawdy sense of humour as by the bite of her polemic' Kenneth Tynan, Observer


'A fine, continuous flow of angry power...terrific polemical force' Listener
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About Germaine Greer

The academic and broadcaster Germaine Greer is widely considered one of the most influential commentators on twenty first century life. She has made her presence felt on everything from Newsnight Review to Celebrity Big Brother.


A former Professor of English at Warwick, Greer became a household name when she published The Female Eunuch, attracting praise and opprobrium in more or less equal measure.


She has since highlighted injustice against women in Asia and Africa, and managed an area of rainforest in her native Australia. On a raft of contentious issues, she takes a refreshingly practical view where others mire themselves in political correctness.
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4 36% (2,400)
3 29% (1,893)
2 8% (550)
1 3% (183)
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