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- DescriptionStella Dallas is ambitious, relentless and unstoppable - but she can't hide the stain of her working class roots. After secretly separating from her husband, Stella attempts to prepare her daughter Laurel for a socially promising future despite growing criticism from her community and loved ones. Originally published in 1923, this epic tale of motherhood, money and sacrifice inspired the first radio soap opera, a play and 3 films, including the Oscar-minated 1937 movie starring Barbara Stanwyck.
- Author BiographyOlive Higgins Prouty (18821974), like many of her characters a wealthy Bostonian, was the author of ten novels, including Stella Dallas (1923), which became the basis for three films and a long-running radio serial. A graduate of Smith College, Prouty endowed a writer s scholarship at Smith that was received by Sylvia Plath, who later portrayed her patron unflatteringly in The Bell Jar.
- Author(s)Olive Higgins Prouty
- PublisherFeminist Press at The City University of New York
- Date of Publication13/08/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFeminist Press at The City University of New York
- Weight201 g
- Width120 mm
- Height191 mm
- Spine15 mm
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