Jacket for 'The Company She Keeps'


UK: Virago

The Company She Keeps

By Mary McCarthy

Published Nov 2011

These six brilliantly written episodes, brought together in Mary McCarthy’s first novel, create a fascinating portrait of a 1930s New York social circle. Based loosely on the author’s own life, the book follows a young bohemian woman, Margaret Sargent, through her experiences and lost loves in a time of coming war. On publication in 1942, its bold insight, sly wit and virtuoso style won Mary McCarthy immediate recognition as one of the most accomplished, versatile and penetrating writers in America.