Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing

This is a complete list of Doris Lessing books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Grass Is Singing
1950
2
Retreat to Innocence
1956
3
10
The Golden Notebook
1962
4
A Man and Two Women
1963
5
Winter in July
1964
6
The Black Madonna
1966
7
10
Particularly Cats
1967
8
Briefing for a Descent Into Hell
1971
9
6
The Summer Before the Dark
1973
10
The Memoirs of a Survivor
1974
11
The Good Terrorist
1985
12
Playing The Game (With: Charlie Adlard)
Playing The Game (With: Charlie Adlard)
1994
13
Love, Again
1995
14
Old Age of El Magnifico
2000
15
The Sweetest Dream
2001
16
The Cleft
2007
17
Alfred and Emily
2008

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Five
1954
2
The Habit of Loving
1957
3
To Room Nineteen
1958
4
Fourteen Poems
1959
5
African Stories
1965
6
Nine African Stories
1965
7
The Temptation of Jack Orkney
1972
8
Stories
1978
9
The Story of a Non-Marrying Man
1979
10
The Real Thing / London Observed
1991
11
The Doris Lessing Reader
1991
12
Spies I Have Known
1995
13
Play With A Tiger
1996
14
Problems, Myths and Stories
1999
15
The Grandmothers
2003

List of Doris Lessing's Collected African Stories Books in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Going Home
1957
2
In Pursuit Of The English
1960
3
On Cats
1967
4
A Small Personal Voice
1974
5
Prisons We Choose to Live Inside
1986
6
The Wind Blows Away Our Words
1987
7
African Laughter
1992
8
Under My Skin
1994
9
Putting the Questions Differently
1996
10
Walking in the Shade
1997
11
Doris Lessing: Conversations
2000
12
Time Bites
2004

List of Doris Lessing Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Women and Fiction
1975
2
Best for Winter
1979
3
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories
1987
4
First Fiction: An Anthology of the First Published Stories by Famous Writers
1994
5
Granta 58: Ambition
1997
6
Mistresses of the Dark
1998
7
Granta 13: After the Revolution
1999
8
Great Modern Stories
2009
9
Short Stories: The Thoroughly Modern Collection
2009
10
Fathers: A Literary Anthology
2011
11
London Stories
2013
12
Letters to Change the World: From Pankhurst to Orwell
2018
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Doris Lessing: Biography

Doris Lessing was born on October 22nd, 1919. Doris passed away November 17th, 2013 at 94 years old. Doris Lessing was born in Kermanshah.

Doris Lessing is probably best known for their Standalone Novels. There are currently 17 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1950 with the novel The Grass Is Singing. The most recently released novel was Alfred and Emily which was released in 2008.

Doris Lessing also wrote the Collections series which has 15 books including Five and The Habit of Loving.

Doris Lessing: Awards & Accolades

Doris Lessing was nominated for multiple awards including: The International Booker Prize, Outstanding Achievement in Fiction, in 2005, and the International Booker Prize, Outstanding Achievement in Fiction, in 2007.

Doris Lessing books have been nominated for multiple awards, Briefing for a Descent Into Hell was nominated for the Booker Prize, Best Fiction Book, in 1971. The Sirian Experiments was nominated for the Booker Prize, Best Fiction Book, in 1981. The Good Terrorist was nominated for the Booker Prize, Best Fiction Book, in 1985. The Fifth Child was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Fiction, in 1988. The Golden Notebook was nominated for the Audie Award, Best Female Narrator, in 2011.

Doris Lessing: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Doris Lessing on Book Notification is The Golden Notebook, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Doris Lessing on Book Notification is The Golden Notebook, a Standalone novel.

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Doris Lessing are:

  1. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter Series.
  2. Margaret Atwood, author of the The Handmaid's Tale Series.
  3. Mark Twain, author of the Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn Series.
  4. George Orwell, author of the novel: 1984.
  5. Stephen King, author of the The Dark Tower Series.

Doris Lessing: F.A.Q

When was Doris Lessing Born?

Doris Lessing was born on October 22nd, 1919.

When did Doris Lessing die?

Doris Lessing died on November 17th, 2013 at 94 years old.

Where was Doris Lessing Born?

Doris Lessing was born in Kermanshah, .

What was the first book Doris Lessing wrote?

The first novel written by Doris Lessing was The Grass Is Singing, published in 1950.

What was the most recent book Doris Lessing wrote?

Their most recently released work was An Old Woman and Her Cat (a short story) on March 28th, 2013.

How many books has Doris Lessing written?

Doris Lessing has written 66 books across 11 series.
  • 5 books in the Canopus in Argos Series
  • 5 books in the Children of Violence Series
  • 3 books in the The Diaries of Jane Somers Series
  • 2 books in the Fifth Child Series
  • 2 books in the Mara and Dann Series
  • 17 Standalone Novels
  • 3 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 15 Collections
  • 2 books in the Doris Lessing's Collected African Stories Series
  • 12 Non-Fiction Books

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