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In this delightful and witty novel, Laura Willowes rebels against pressure to be the perfect "maiden aunt." Not interested in men or the rushed life of London, Laura is forced to move there from her beloved countryside after the death of her father. Finally, she strikes out for the countryside on her own, selling her soul to an affable but rather simpleminded devil. First written in the 1920s, this book is timely and entertaining. It was the first selection of the Book of the Month Club in 1926.
"A skillfully told morality tale." — New York Times Book Review
"Lolly Willowes is a treasure; profound, crisp, and brilliant, an allegory to enchant even the reader with little patience for allegory, a fantasy firmly and illuminatingly located in the very dailiness of life..." — Boston Sunday Globe