Three Lives

Three Lives

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Consists of three character studies of women; "The Good Anna"--a kind but domineering German servingwoman; "Melanctha"--an uneducated but sensitive black girl; "The Gentle Lena"--a pathetically feebleminded young German maid.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 279 pages
  • 110.2 x 185.2 x 16.8mm | 204.04g
  • Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Vintage Books USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0394701534
  • 9780394701530
  • 547,969

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In these three stories, Gertrude Stein put into practice certain theories about prose composition that paralleled the ideas expressed in the art of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters.show more

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Consists of three character studies of women; "The Good Anna"--a kind but domineering German servingwoman; "Melanctha"--an uneducated but sensitive black girl; "The Gentle Lena"--a pathetically feebleminded young German maid.show more

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2,701 ratings
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4 25% (663)
3 34% (910)
2 19% (506)
1 9% (242)
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