The Norton Book of Women's Lives Edited by Phyllis Rose is a 826-page softcover published by W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. There is a light crease to the cover. Inside, the pages are clean, crisp, and unmarked and the binding is solid and straight.
This anthology of excerpts from twentieth-century memoirs, journals, and autobiographies by women draws on a body of work that's exceptionally rich, perhaps the richest vein of women's literature. Writers featured: Maya Angelou, Simone de Beauvoir, Nina Berberova, Vera Brittain, Emilie Carles, Nien Cheng, Judith Ortiz Coffer, Colette, Jill Ker Conway, Eleanor Coppola, Bernadette Devlin, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, Isak Dinesen, Marguerite Duras, M.F.K. Fisher, Janet Frame, Anne Frank, Eugenie Semyonova Ginzburg, Natalia Ginzburg, Lilliam Hellman, Zora Neale Hurston, Helen Keller, Jessica Mitford, Virginia Wolf, and dozens more.