Zona Gale

Zona Gale, 1874–1938, American novelist and short-story writer, b. Portage, Wis., grad. Univ. of Wisconsin, 1895. After five years (1899–1904) of newspaper work in Milwaukee and New York City, she returned to her home town, determined to win success as a fiction writer. Of her bleak, realistic novels of life in the Middle West, Birth (1918), Miss Lulu Bett (1920), and Papa La Fleur (1933) won much attention in their time. Her dramatization of Miss Lulu Bett won the Pulitzer Prize in 1921. Among her other novels are Faint Perfume (1923) and Light Woman (1937).

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FREE! Miss Lulu Bett
Zona Gale.
D. Appleton & Company, 1920
Threats of Correspondence: The Letters of Edith Wharton, Zona Gale, and Willa Cather
Williams, Deborah.
Studies in American Fiction, Vol. 25, No. 2, Autumn 1997
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American Women Fiction Writers, 1900-1960
Harold Bloom.
Chelsea House, vol.1, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Zona Gale" begins on p. 114
American Women Playwrights, 1900-1950
Yvonne Shafer.
Peter Lang, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Zona Gale (1874-1938)" begins on p. 216
American Women Writers, 1900-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook
Laurie Champion.
Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Zona Gale (1874-1938)" begins on p. 119
The American Novel To-Day: A Social and Psychological Study
Raegis Michaud.
Boston, Little, Brown, 1928
Librarian’s tip: Chap. XI "Reinforcements: Willa Cather, Zona Gale, Floyd Dell, Joseph Hergesheimer, Waldo Frank"
American Nights Entertainment
Grant Overton.
D. Appleton & Co., 1923
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 14 "Miss Zona Gale"
Movers and Shakers: American Women Thinkers and Activists, 1900-1970
June Sochen.
Quadrangle, 1973
Librarian’s tip: "Feminist Writers" begins on p. 123
Writers of Conviction: The Personal Politics of Zona Gale, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Rose Wilder Lane, and Josephine Herbst
Julia C. Ehrhardt.
University of Missouri Press, 2004
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