Mary McCarthy's most celebrated novel portrays the lives, and aspirations of eight Vassar graduates. "The Group" meet in New York following commencement to attend the wedding of one of their members and reconvene seven years later at her funeral. The woman are complicated, compelling, vivid,... read more
“"I feel--all of us feel--that love and sex can be two separate things. They don't have to be, but they can be. You mustn't force sex to do the work of love or love to do the work of sex--that's quite a thought, isn't it?"”Dottie--speaking in her imagination while Dick Brown sleeps
“"You'd like God to arrange for you to have something that you know would be wrong for you to have if you chose it of your own free will."”Mrs. Renfrew, counselling Dottie
“It was the homeliest members of your class who became teachers--admit it."”Dottie Renfrew to her mother
“"Stephen shat."”Norine to Priss (in front of Norine's butler)
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