The Thinking Reed Summary
Rebecca West

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The Thinking Reed Summary

The most praised of West's novels, The Thinking Reed expands upon themes first set forth in The Return of the Soldier (1918). West's concern here is the malaise of Europeans after the First World War, a malaise created in fact by the war. The world through which Isabelle, the novel's main character, moves is a world without order, and the disorder which eventually results, symbolically, in the Stock Market Crash...

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