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The Narrow House (First Trilogy)

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D.H Lawrence was so impressed with this he wrote to its author and praised it repeatedly to friends, as did Sinclair Lewis.

The author's first novel, first volume of a trilogy concerning the Farley family. "This penetrating study of the inter-relations of the various members of a family, any family, is as remorseless as fate and leads to dark and hidden places"

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Unknown Binding, 221 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Arno Press (first published 1921)
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Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sinclair Lewis wrote: "Salute to Evelyn Scott! She belongs, she understands, she is definitely an artist. Who she is, whether maid or matron, young or old, has not been told us, but she has in this new novel, "The Narrow House," established her vision and her workmanship. it would be an insult to speak with smug judiciousness of her 'promise.' She has done it!"

Lola Ridge wrote that "The Narrow House is like a fork of lightning. It probes into hiding places and shows you life— ugly, terrible, imp
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Uneven quality on the writing but it is solidly depressing.
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Very dark. Characters are all misogynists to the extreme-- even, and especially, the female characters.
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ONE OF THE BEST AND ODDEST MAGICAL BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ.....
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Evelyn Scott (January 17, 1893 – August 3, 1963) was an American novelist, playwright and poet. A modernist and experimental writer, Scott "was a significant literary figure in the 1920s and 1930s, but she eventually sank into critical oblivion.
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