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Stafford, Jean 1915-1979

Overview
Works: 132 works in 473 publications in 6 languages and 22,298 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Western fiction  Novels  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.T2, 813.54
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The collected stories of Jean Stafford by Jean Stafford( Book )

52 editions published between 1944 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The innocents abroad: Maggie Meriwether's rich experience -- The children's game -- The echo and the nemesis -- The maiden -- A modest proposal -- Caveat emptor. The Bostonians, and other manifestations of the American scene: Life is no abyss -- The hope chest -- Polite conversation -- A country love story -- The bleeding heart -- The Lippia lawn -- The interior castle. Cowboys and Indians, and magic mountains: The healthiest girl in town -- The tea time of Stouthearted ladies -- The mountain day -- The darkening moon -- Bad characters -- In the zoo -- The liberation -- A reading problem -- A summer day -- The philosophy lesson. Manhattan Island: Children are bored on Sunday -- Beatrice Trueblood's story -- Between the porch and the altar -- I love someone -- Cops and robbers -- The captain's gift -- The end of a career
The mountain lion by Jean Stafford( Book )

55 editions published between 1947 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight-year-old Molly and her ten-year-old brother Ralph are inseparable, in league with each other against the stodgy and stupid routines of school and daily life; against their prim mother and prissy older sisters; against the world of authority and perhaps the world itself. One summer they are sent from the genteel Los Angeles suburb that is their home to backcountry Colorado, where their uncle Claude has a ranch. There the children encounter an enchanting new world--savage, direct, beautiful, untamed--to which, over the next few years, they will return regularly, enjoying a delicious double life. And yet at the same time this other sphere, about which they are both so passionate, threatens to come between their passionate attachment to each other. Molly dreams of growing up to be a writer, yet clings ever more fiercely to the special world of childhood. Ralph for his part feels the growing challenge, and appeal, of impending manhood. Youth and innocence are hurtling toward a devastating end. -- Publisher
Fifty years of the American short story : from the O. Henry awards, 1919-1970 by William Miller Abrahams( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Prize stories
Boston adventure by Jean Stafford( Book )

52 editions published between 1942 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A girl from the wrong side of the tracks tries to enter Beacon Hill society." Cf. Hanna, A. Mirror for the nation
Scenes from American life : contemporary short fiction by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catherine wheel : a novel by Jean Stafford( Book )

32 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trials and tribulations of a rich Bostonian in her late thirties who falls in love with her cousin's husband
Bad characters by Jean Stafford( Book )

15 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad characters -- The end of a career -- A reasonable facsimile -- In the zoo -- Cops and robbers -- The liberation -- The captain's gift -- A reading problem -- Caveat emptor -- A winter's tale
A mother in history by Jean Stafford( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in English and French and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded interviews with Mrs. Marguerita Oswald, mother of Lee Harvey Oswald. Sections of the book appeared previously in "McCall's" magazine
55 short stories from the New Yorker( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories... have appeared in the New Yorker during the past ten years
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 by Martha Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outstanding short fiction gathered from Best American short stories and its predecessors
Fables of wit and elegance by Louis Auchincloss( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children are bored on Sunday by Jean Stafford( Book )

13 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten short stories dealing with minor tragedies of life
The interior castle : including Boston adventure, The mountain lion, and a new collection of short stories, Children are bored on Sunday by Jean Stafford( Book )

4 editions published in 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories by Jean Stafford( Book )

8 editions published between 1956 and 1966 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete novels : Boston adventure ; The Mountain lion ; The Catherine wheel by Jean Stafford( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Stafford (1915-1979) made a bold entrance onto the American literary scene in 1944 when her first novel, Boston Adventure became a surprise best seller. She followed up this initial success with two more acclaimed novels, The Mountain Lion (1944) and The Catherine Wheel (1952), and became a prolific writer of short stories for The New Yorker and other prominent magazines. Boston Adventure follows Sonia Marburg, the daughter of immigrant parents, as she seeks to escape her impoverished childhood by becoming the secretary-companion of the socially prominent Lucy Pride. The novel won praise for its perceptive satire of upper-class Boston society, while Stafford's portrayal of the inner life of her protagonist drew comparisons to Henry James and Marcel Proust. In The Mountain Lion Stafford drew on her childhood memories of southern California and Colorado to tell the story of Molly Fawcett, her brother Ralph, and their shared journey through the treacherous passage from childhood into adolescence. Set in a country house in Maine, The Catherine Wheel traces the tragic relationship between a lonely boy and his beloved aunt during a summer in which each of them secretly seeks revenge against the people who have betrayed them
Elephi by Jean Stafford( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elephi, a well known cat, is looking for a playmate and some intelligent conversation. But after a new companion is discovered, there are lots of confusion, and some rollicking fun!
New short novels( Book )

3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lion and the carpenter : and other tales from the Arabian nights by Jean Stafford( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories, 1954 : and the yearbook of the American short story by Martha Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories, 1945, and the yearbook of the American short story by Martha Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The collected stories of Jean Stafford
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The mountain lionBoston adventureThe interior castle : the art and life of Jean StaffordGrowing up female : adolescent girlhood in American fictionBirthing a nation : gender, creativity, and the West in American literatureAmerican women writers and the Nazis : ethics and politics in Boyle, Porter, Stafford, and Hellman
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (309)

German (8)

French (7)

Swedish (2)

Danish (1)

Spanish (1)