Gertrude Stein

Three Lives

Three Lives (1909) was American writer Gertrude Stein's first published book. The book is separated into three stories, “The Good Anna”, “Melanctha”, and “The Gentle Lena”. The three stories are independent of each other, but all are set in Bridgepoint, a fictional town based on Baltimore.
294 printed pages



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    Peterjornhas quoted2 years ago
    and then you got somebody you can boss around when you want to.
    Peterjornhas quoted2 years ago
    Melanctha had not been the one the Lord had took from them stead of the little brother who was dead in the house there from fever. That hurt Melanctha awful when she heard her ma say it. She never could feel it right, and I don't no ways blame Melanctha
    Peterjornhas quoted2 years ago
    And then Rose was so sorry for Melanctha, when she was so blue sometimes, and wanted somebody should come and kill her.

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