Olive Higgins Prouty
Stella Dallas a pretty working class girl decides she wants more out of life than drudgery and work. She sets her sights on marry rich and she manages it. But she soon finds that marrying a rich man and keeping him are not the same things. Course and vulgar by upper class standards she is unable to bridge the cultural divide that separates them. When Stella and her husband inevitably divorce she shifts her ambitions to her daughter. But can she be...
Olive Higgins Prouty the author of Stella Dallas and Now, Voyager brings you the sequel to her wonderfully delightful novel Bobbie: General Manager. The Fifth Wheel follows Bobbie's sister Ruth as she navigates her way into young adulthood. Faced with the usual life choices of a young women of her time in her place she finds herself questioning the options she has and not wanting to be little more than a fifth wheel in her own life.
From the author of Now Voyager and Stella Dallas! Bobbie: General Manager is a perfectly enjoyable glimpse into the life of an upper middle-class teen age girl whose family has begun to struggle during the Gilded Age. At once funny, honest, and very well written.
From the author of Now, Voyager. Included in this mammoth omnibus edition are Bobbie: General Manager, The Fifth Wheel, and Stella Dallas. This book will quickly become one of your favorites and provide you with hours and hours of reading enjoyment. Bobbie: General Manager is a perfectly enjoyable glimpse into the life of an upper middle-class teen age girl whose family has begun to struggle during the Gilded Age. At once funny, honest, and very...
5) Now, voyager
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Nervous spinster Charlotte Vale is stunted from growing up under the heel of her puritanical Boston Brahmin mother and remains convinced of her own unworthiness until a kindly psychiatrist gives her the confidence to venture out into the world on a South American cruise. Onboard, she finds her footing with the help of an unhappily married man. Their thwarted love affair may help Charlotte break free of her mother's grip, but will she find fulfillment...