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Mrs. Bridge (Mr. Bridge & Mrs. Bridge, Bk 1)
Mrs Bridge - Mr. Bridge & Mrs. Bridge, Bk 1
Author: Evan S. Connell
Before Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique there was Mrs. Bridge, an inspired novel set in the years around World War II that testified to the sapping ennui of an unexamined suburban life. — India Bridge, the title character, has three children and a meticulous workaholic husband. She defends her dainty, untouched guest towels from...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780865470569
ISBN-10: 0865470561
Publication Date: 9/1/1990
Pages: 246
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: North Point Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed Mrs. Bridge (Mr. Bridge & Mrs. Bridge, Bk 1) on + 20 more book reviews
Biting and sad... an American "Mrs. Dalloway."
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the book is 1 book of 2, and is from her view point. If you saw the moview with Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman this helps explain her personality.
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This was like going back in time, and not all the way back to the 40s and 50s of the story, but even just to my own childhood where my mother wore a cocktail dress in the afternoon and my father mixed martinis. This book brought back so many memories--like the days of local society pages that talked about people in one's own city who "seen about town" or "vacationed with the family" in some exotic place like Aspen. A time when boys got into "scuffles" instead of drive-bys. Connell managed to portray the good of that era while laying bare its sexism and racism. Mrs. Bridge is a sympathetic character despite herself. Also, I liked the vignette format. It was fresh.