Book #57503

The Killing Ground - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Mary Lee Settle

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1982.

Price: $30.94

A Fine first Edition/First Printing in a Near Fine dust-jacket that has a small indentation on the front and light soiling.

In The Killing Ground, Mary Lee Settle tells the story of three generations of women who have been forced to fight for their survival in a world where men have the power and women are the property of men.

The novel opens in the early 1900s in a small town in Alabama, where women are forbidden to leave the house without a man's permission. When the town's men are drafted into World War I, the women are left to fend for themselves. They are Forced to work in the factories that are producing war materiel, and they are also forced to provide sexual services to the soldiers.

The women of the town are determined to fight back against their male oppressors. They band together to form a resistance movement and they are eventually successful in overthrowing the government. The women are now free to live the lives they want, and they are able to pass down their traditions and culture to the next generation.; 8vo; 385 pages.