The Marriage Plot

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The Marriage Plot
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Author Jeffrey Eugenides
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date
2011
Media type Print (Hardback)

The Marriage Plot is a 2011 novel by American writer Jeffrey Eugenides.

Summary[edit]

The story concerns three college friends from Brown University—Madeleine, Leonard, and Mitchell—beginning in their senior year, 1982, and follows them during their first year post-graduation.[1]

Reception[edit]

The novel was well received by critics. William Deresiewicz wrote, "'The Marriage Plot' is a new departure...intimate in tone and scale.... It’s about what Eugenides’s books are always about, no matter how they differ: the drama of coming of age.... It possesses the texture and pain of lived experience."[2] Carlin Romano called it "the most entertaining campus novel since Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons."[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eugenides, Jeffrey. The Marriage Plot. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. ISBN 978-0-374-20305-4 WorldCat
  2. ^ William Deresiewicz, "Jeffrey Eugenides on Liberal Arts Graduates in Love," The New York Times Book Review, October 16, 2011.
  3. ^ Carlin Romano, "A Campus Novel about Leaving Campus Behind", Chronicle of Higher Education Sept.4, 2011.
  4. ^ Laura Miller. "The best fiction of 2011", "The best nonfiction of 2011" - Salon, Dec 8, 2011.

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