Books Like The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman | Suggested Reading

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In Another Part of the Forest, the "prequel" to The Little Foxes, Hellman jumps back 20 years to show the genesis of the family revenge cycle. It portrays a dominating father (Marcus) whom Ben blackmails (with evidence of Marcus's betrayal of neighbor soldiers during the Civil War) to obtain full ownership of his estate, leaving Regina and Oscar virtually penniless.

Hennk Ibsen's play A Doll's House (1879) was a model of social realism for Hellman. In it a dutiful wife leaves her husband when she discovers that he has never seen her as a human being, but as little more than a doll.

All My Sons, the 1947 play by Hellman's contemporary and rival Arthur Miller, portrays Joe Keller, a manufacturer who knowingly ships defective airplane parts that kill twenty two American pilots in World War II, and lets his partner take the jail sentence for it.

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