Franklin

The collected stories of Jean Stafford.

Author/Creator:
Stafford, Jean, 1915-1979.
Standardized Title:
Short stories
Publication:
New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1969.
Format/Description:
Book
463 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
United States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Manners and customs
United States
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
Summary:
The innocents abroad: Maggie Meriwether's rich experience -- The children's game -- The echo and the nemesis -- The maiden -- A modest proposal -- Caveat emptor. The Bostonians, and other manifestations of the American scene: Life is no abyss -- The hope chest -- Polite conversation -- A country love story -- The bleeding heart -- The Lippia lawn -- The interior castle. Cowboys and Indians, and magic mountains: The healthiest girl in town -- The tea time of Stouthearted ladies -- The mountain day -- The darkening moon -- Bad characters -- In the zoo -- The liberation -- A reading problem -- A summer day -- The philosophy lesson. Manhattan Island: Children are bored on Sunday -- Beatrice Trueblood's story -- Between the porch and the altar -- I love someone -- Cops and robbers -- The captain's gift -- The end of a career.
Contents:
Maggie Meriwether's rich experience
The children's game
The echo and the nemesis
The maiden
A modest proposal
Caveat emptor
Life is no abyss
The hope chest
Polite conversation
A country love story
The bleeding heart
The Lippia lawn
The interior castle
The healthiest girl in town
The tea time of stouthearted ladies
The mountain day
The darkening moon
Bad characters
In the zoo
The liberation
The reading problem
A summer day
The philosophy lesson
Children are bored on Sunday
Beatrice Trueblood's story
Between the porch and the altar
I love someone
Cops and robbers
The captain's gift
The end of a career.
Notes:
Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1970.
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 1 inscribed "Jean Stafford For Bertram Paul with love, Jean Speonk, 1/28/69" on title page.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 2 has dustjacket retained.
Schimmel Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014 by Caroline F. Schimmel.
Schimmel Collection copy has bookplate of Stuart B. Schimmel on front pastedown.
Schimmel Collection copy: dust jacket retained.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copies 1 & 2)
Paul, Bertram (inscription) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 1)
Stafford, Jean, 1915-1979 (autograph) (inscription) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 1)
Schimmel, Caroline F. (donor) (Schimmel Collection copy)
Schimmel, Stuart B. (bookplate) (Schimmel Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1969
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Caroline F. Schimmel Fiction Collection of Women in the American Wilderness (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
1948
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