For the first time in a deluxe collector's edition, all seven novels and eight classic stories by the witty and provocative writer who defined a generation.
Mary McCarthy (1912-1989), novelist, critic, and political activist, wasborn in Seattle and orphaned at age six, thereafter raised by various relativesin Minnesota and Washington. She graduated from Vassar College in 1933 andwent on to work as a critic for The New Republic, The Nation, and the PartisanReview, for which she was an editor from 1937 to 1948. She married four times,most notably in 1938 to the critic Edmund Wilson. She is the author of sevennovels as well as many other volumes of autobiography, travelogues, essays, andcriticism. Thomas Mallon, editor, is the author of eight novels, including Watergate and FellowTravelers, as well as seven books of nonfiction. He directs the creative writing program atThe George Washington University, in Washington, D.C.