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Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic after Thirty Years
Annette R. Federico, Sandra M. Gilbert
Annette LaPointe

Gate to the Sea

Gate to the Sea - Bryher Novella set among the enslaved survivors of a defeated Greek city in the Peloponesian War (I think? Check date). Liked the concentration on the defeated and the price of survival; it's a sad book but not hopeless. Quiet and interior despite a plot to escape the city with a religious relic and found a new city elsewhere; the book starts off with an old, married couple, who are hoping to beg the priestess Harmonia for hemlock so they can kill themselves before they're separated by the man (lamed in the war) being sold off elsewhere, and the wife never is completely convinced leaving her city, however broken, is better than a peaceful death.