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The Four-Gated City

Written By:Doris Lessing - 1969

  • The Four-Gated City  - Doris Lessing cover

Synopsis

Martha Quest moves to London and gets a job as a secretary to the writer Mark Coldridge; she also begins an affair with him. This book becomes apocalyptic as Martha first envisions a utopia of a four-gated city "where black and white and brown lived as equals, and there was no hatred or violence." then we find that Coldridge is planning such a utopia--in Africa.

Catastrophe:

war

Type:

futuristic
Other Titles in the Children of Violence list

1     Landlocked

2     Ripple from the Storm, A

3     Proper Marriage, A

4     Martha Quest

5     Four-Gated City, The