The Good Terrorist

by Doris Lessing

On Sale: 05/02/2013


About the Book

A hugely significant political novel for the late twentieth century from one of the outstanding writers of the modern era and winner of the Nobel Prize for Fiction.

In a London squat a band of bourgeois revolutionaries are united by a loathing of the waste and cruelty they see around them. These maladjusted malcontents try desperately to become involved in terrorist activities far beyond their level of competence. Only Alice seems capable of organising anything. Motherly, practical and determined, she is also easily exploited by the group and ideal fodder for a more dangerous and potent cause. Eventually their naïve radical fantasies turn into a chaos of real destruction, but the aftermath is not as exciting as they had hoped. Nonetheless, while they may not have changed the world, their lives will never be the same again …

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007498789
  • ISBN 10: 0007498780
  • Imprint: 4th Estate - GB
  • On Sale: 05/02/2013
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: 17.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


One of the major writers of the twentieth century.

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