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Three Lives: Stories of the Good Anna, Melanctha and the Gentle Lena
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date April 21, 1994
Pages 167
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486280592
ISBN-10 0486280594
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $4.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
The literary theories of American expatriate Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) strongly influenced a generation of young American writers (notably Hemingway), and her ideas about writing still provoke and stimulate.
Although much of her own work embodies innovative experimentation with language and sound, the present volume is fairly conventional in style and quite accessible. Regarded by some critics as a minor masterpiece, Three Lives was Stein's first published book. In it she tells the stories of three working class women — Anna, a conscientious but rigid serving woman; Melanctha, a worldly-wise and sensitive black girl; and Lena, a gentle but feeble-minded maid.
Although these are relatively ordinary women, in Stein's hands their lives and minds take on extraordinary interest. Told in clear, carefully crafted prose, these storeis are not only memorable works in themselves but an excellent entree to Stein's later work.


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Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (February 26, 2016)
9781530257171 | details & prices | 42 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.10 in. | List price $5.99
About: Gertrude Stein was an American novelist, poet, and playwright.
from Lightning Source Inc (October 30, 2008)
9781604505405 | details & prices | 182 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $7.99
About: THREE LIVES is Gertrude Stein's first published work.
from Alan Rodgers Books (November 30, 2006); titled "Three Lives: Stories of the Good Anna, Melanctha, and the Gentle Lena"
9781598180428 | details & prices | 178 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Three Lives (1909) was Gertrude Stein's first published work of fiction.
from Dodo Pr (September 2, 2006)
9781406510102 | details & prices | 204 pages | List price $17.99
About: By the American writer, poet, feminist, playwright, and catalyst in the development of modern art and literature.
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Reprint edition from Dover Pubns (April 21, 1994)
9780486280592 | details & prices | 167 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $4.00
About: The literary theories of American expatriate Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) strongly influenced a generation of young American writers (notably Hemingway), and her ideas about writing still provoke and stimulate.

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