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Lynn is an ambitious young woman who loves her job in the gleaming new Manhattan skyscraper. Soon, Lynn also loves Tom, the young clerk down the hall. They are so in love that if they don’t get married, something improper is bound to happen. But her company has a strict new policy: Any woman who marries will be immediately fired. First published in 1931—the same year the E ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by The Feminist Press at CUNY (first published 1931)
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Jane
Mar 10, 2016 Jane rated it really liked it
It feels like FB wrote this while still entertaining delusions of grandeur and before devolving into entirely cray romance novels. Not that I'm complaining. There were just a few too many single-word sentences and hyphens for emphasis for my taste. According to my memory, too, this bears relatively little resemblance to the Barbara Stanwyck movie that followed.

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"You needn't bother. I don't think we're going to be married." Lynn pushed her small hat even farther off her forehead and sat d
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Roybot
May 09, 2015 Roybot rated it liked it
Baldwin's Skyscraper is a look back at a very different world. That major plot points hinge on whether or not she'll be allowed to keep her job once she's married, and whether or not her future husband will let her work seems ridiculous by modern standards, but was a very real concern when Baldwin was writing. For what is basically a period romance, this was better than I expected. Lynn is, perhaps, more than a little naïve, but her strong passion for her job and her loyalty to her friends is en ...more
Brynn White
Jul 03, 2008 Brynn White rated it liked it
Was hoping it'd be a pre-code movie in a book, but no Stanwyck charisma to be found. Regardless: visions of thirties working gals will dance in your head.
Anne
Feb 22, 2010 Anne rated it it was amazing
I'm not actually reading this, but Manhattan Nights which is out of print. I have some of her books and it's fun to reread her occasionally.
Sarah Weigel
Nov 03, 2010 Sarah Weigel rated it it was ok
Overall, for books I've had to read for school, this wasn't too terrible.
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Mar 30, 2009 Aleighdavis rated it really liked it
Pulp at its best!
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Faith Baldwin attended private academies and finishing schools, and in 1914-16 she lived in Dresden, Germany. She married Hugh H. Cuthrell in 1920, and the next year she published her first novel, Mavis of Green Hill. Although she often claimed she did not care for authorship, her steady stream of books belies that claim; over the next 56 years she published more than 85 books, more than 60 of the ...more
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