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Recommendations for critically acclaimed books?

Hi I need help finding acclaimed books that have a key theme of
- male violence
- abusive relationships
- women depending on men for validation
- women's mental health deteriorating (perhaps due to trauma)

it just needs to have one of those themes and to be well written.
I'm not entirely sure this is 'acclaimed' but Colleen Hoover's 'The End of Us' might fit this pretty well.
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Original post by emmiegreenfield
I'm not entirely sure this is 'acclaimed' but Colleen Hoover's 'The End of Us' might fit this pretty well.

Yeah my teacher said we can't use books like that it has to be more like "The Atonement" style of writing.
Original post by georgiagreen18
Yeah my teacher said we can't use books like that it has to be more like "The Atonement" style of writing.

Hm, how about taking a look at Jane Austen’s novels. There’d definitely be a few great examples there.
Or maybe ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ by Zora Neale Hurston. I’m not entirely sure that’s what you’re looking for but there’s similar themes.
There’s also Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins (not 100% sure that’s the authors name so don’t take my word for it) but that also follows a similar theme. Sorry I can’t be much more help, I hope you find what you’re looking for:smile:
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The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath.
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Reply 5
The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter
The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

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