Books Like Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale | Suggesting Reading

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Gale's best selling novella Miss Lulu Bett (1920) was the basis for the play of the same name. The play is very faithful to the novella with one notable exception: the novella ends in Lulu's marriage to Mr. Cornish.

Gale's novel Birth (1918) was considered by the author to be her best work. Marking Gale's shift away from writing sentimental novels, it focuses on life in the grim village of Burage, which entraps its residents with its stern provinciality.

The Group (1963), by Mary McCarthy, follows the lives of several women who have just graduated from college in the early 1930s. Their stories fascinatingly detail the changing morality as well as the roles assumed by women of that decade.

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's short story "The Revolt of 'Mother,"' published in 1891 in the collection A New England Nun and Other Stories, chronicles the oppression of a farmwife...

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