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Book Title: Miss Lulu Bett and Selected Stories|
The author of the book: Zona Gale
ISBN 13: 9781400095384
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 382 KB
Date of issue: December 13th 2005
Read full description of the books Miss Lulu Bett and Selected Stories:Lulu Bett lives in a small town with her sister Ina and Ina’s husband Dwight–a dentist who rules his household with self-righteous smugness. The unmarried Lulu has learned that she cannot question her role as chief cook, housekeeper, and gracious presence. But when Dwight’s sophisticated brother Ninian comes to visit, Lulu finds in herself a surprising wit–and the boldness to accept his playful proposal of marriage.
Through her appealing, determined heroine, Zona Gale satirically dispatches a sheaf of the social assumptions of her day, from male supremacy to the security of marriage. First published in 1920, Miss Lulu Bett was immediately acclaimed, and went on to become one of two bestselling novels of the year. Together with four of Gale’s short stories–including the O. Henry award-winning “Bridal Pond”–Miss Lulu Bett reflects Gale’s broad progressive interests and the fast-paced, affecting prose which made her one of the most popular writers of her time and a classic American storteller.
“A great book . . . the telling is almost incomparable” —Robert Benchley, The World
“Eloquent. . . . Miss Lulu Bett is without flaw” —The Atlantic Monthly
“It has a narrowly limned beauty. . . . The book stands as a signal accomplishment in American letters” —The New Republic
Read information about the authorAmerican author, playwright, and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in 1921 for Miss Lulu Bett , her dramatic adaptation of her novel of the same name.
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