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1950s Women’s Stories

Below are a few books which I’ve read, all of which were written in the 1950s about the lives of women in that era. Not exactly chick lit, but great vintage reading. Virago also has several from this era that are excellent.

‘Marjorie Morningstar’ by Herman Wouk

– Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wauk (1955)
– Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis (1955) – famous as a film and stage play, the book is still the
best for the comedic effect
The Best Of Everything by Rona Jaffe (1958)
The Group by Mary McCarthy (1954)
The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy (1958)
Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth (1959)
The Vet’s Daughter by Barbara Comyns (1959)
Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell (1958)
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious (1955)
Giant by Edna Ferber (1952)
The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay (1956)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote (1958)