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Stella Dallas


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Olive Higgins Prouty (1882--1974), 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.


"Under Olive Higgins Prouty's genteel prose beats a heart of expertly observed class analysis and steely eyed depictions of women--mothers, daughters, and wives--in American society... Stella Dallas is a feminist gem of tough but compassionate realism." --Michael Bronski, author of A Queer History of the United States

"You can't understand the dynamics of mother blaming that seeps through pop culture without this wrenching novel. Read it and weep--literally!" --Jamie Babbit, director of But I'm a Cheerleader

"One of the most entertaining, excellently sustained and consistently developed novels of the season." --New York Times

"Mrs. Prouty has triumphed with her Stella Dallas. She has revealed a rich and deep understanding of human weaknesses and shortcomings." --NY World

"One does not have the good fortune to encounter many times in a season so sound a novel as Mrs. Prouty's Stella Dallas... It has a simple but deeply moving narrative. It portrays several characters with an understanding and sympathy that is so human that we seem to have walked their path with them." --Boston Transcript

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