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Under My Skin Summary
Doris Lessing

Everything you need to understand or teach Under My Skin by Doris Lessing.

  • Under My Skin Summary & Study Guide
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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Under My Skin Summary

Plot Summary

The book, "Under My Skin" by Doris Lessing is an autobiography. This book covers her life from birth to 1949.

It is a story of a young woman born of British parents in Persia, who then moves with her parents to Southern Rhodesia when she is five years old. It is a story of Doris and her opinions regarding blacks in Africa, women of her time, the ideals and progress of the Communist party, and her own interaction with her parents.

Doris begins the story with a brief trip through the family tree of both her mother and her father. Her mother, Maude, is a nurse during World War I, and loses the man she loves when his ship sinks at sea. While she is mourning him, she meets Doris' father, Alfred, while he is recuperating from the amputation of his leg, and from depression, at the hospital where...

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The Under My Skin Study Pack contains about 39 pages of study material in 6 products, including:

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Under My Skin Lesson Plans contain 136 pages of teaching material, including:

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