by Penelope Mortimer and Daphne Merkin
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On the brink of a nervous breakdown and facing the potential failure of her fourth marriage, a housewife discovers the frightening truth that she has sacrificed everything in the name of love and marriage.
April 22, 2011 A year before Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique made way for a change in how women viewed their lives, The Pumpkin Eater gave a searing glimpse of unhappy married domesticity. Wickedly funny, it said many things that women were told to keep quiet about in that era.
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