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Gale, Zona 1874-1938

Overview
Works: 322 works in 854 publications in 2 languages and 18,610 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bibliography  Biography  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Periodicals  Bibliographies  Feminist fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3513.A34, 818.52
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Most widely held works by Zona Gale
Friday by Zona Gale( )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret dove by Zona Gale( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale( Book )

77 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zona Gale was born in Portage, Wisconsin on August 26, 1874. Educated at Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she received a Bachelor of Literature degree in 1895, and four years later a master's degree. After graduating she wrote for newspapers both in Milwaukee and New York for a number of years. A visit back home in 1903 proved pivotal in her writing advancement as her 'old world was full of new possibilities.' Zona had now settled on the material she needed for her writing, and returned to Portage in 1904 to concentrate full time on fiction. She published Romance Island, in 1906, and began the popular series of "Friendship Village" stories. In 1920, she published the novel Miss Lulu Bett, a brilliant realisation of life in the Midwestern United States. She adapted it as a play, and it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1921. Zona was also an active supporter of progressive causes and a member of the National Women's Party, and she lobbied extensively for the 1921 Wisconsin Equal Rights Law. Her activism on behalf of women was her way to help solve "a problem she returned to repeatedly in her novels: women's frustration at their lack of opportunities." In 1928 at the age of fifty-four she married William L. Breese, also of Portage. Zona died of pneumonia in a Chicago hospital on December 27th 1938
Friendship Village by Zona Gale( Book )

50 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is as if Friendship Village were to say: - There is no help for it. A telephone line, antique oak chairs, kitchen cabinets, a new doctor, and the like are upon us. But we shall be mediaeval directly - we and our improvements. Really, we are so now, if you know how to look
The Best short stories of ... and the yearbook of the American short story( )

in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faint perfume by Zona Gale( Book )

21 editions published between 1923 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loves of Pelleas and Etarre by Zona Gale( Book )

17 editions published between 1907 and 2010 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface to a life by Zona Gale( Book )

10 editions published in 1926 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still small voice; the biography of Zona Gale by August Derleth( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portage, Wisconsin : and other essays by Zona Gale( Book )

9 editions published between 1928 and 1943 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman : an autobiography by Charlotte Perkins Gilman( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellow gentians and blue by Zona Gale( Book )

7 editions published in 1927 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birth by Zona Gale( Book )

15 editions published between 1918 and 1937 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Lulu Bett; an American comedy of manners by Zona Gale( Book )

13 editions published between 1921 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unmarried Lulu Bett can't question her role as chief cook and housekeeper in her married sister's home, but when a peripatetic brother-in-law comes to visit, he playfully proposes marriage. Lulu accepts, and the marriage soon reveals its underside, but not before she has tasted freedom
Borgia by Zona Gale( Book )

9 editions published in 1929 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A star-crossed young woman believes she brings tradedy to all she cares for until love intervenes
Papa La Fleur by Zona Gale( Book )

9 editions published between 1933 and 1934 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The neighbours by Zona Gale( Book )

33 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Lulu Bett and stories by Zona Gale( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unmarried Lulu Bett can't question her role as chief cook and housekeeper in her married sister's home, but when a peripatetic brother-in-law comes to visit, he playfully proposes marriage. Lulu accepts, and the marriage soon reveals its underside, but not before she has tasted freedom
Romance Island by Zona Gale( Book )

23 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newspaper reporter St. George sets out for the royal island of Yaque in search of answers to all the mysteries surrounding the Holland family
Christmas; a story by Zona Gale( Book )

14 editions published between 1912 and 2018 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Miss Lulu Bett and stories
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Miss Lulu Bett and storiesRomance IslandNot in sisterhood : Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Zona Gale, and the politics of female authorshipAmerican women fiction writers, 1900-1960American women fiction writers, 1900-1960
Alternative Names
Breese, William Lleywelyn 1874-1938 Mrs

Breese, William Lleywelyn, Mrs., 1874-1938

Breese, William Llywelyn 1874-1938 Mrs

Breese, William Llywelyn, Mrs., 1874-1938

Breese, Zona.

Breese Zona 1874-1938

Zona Gale Amerikaans romanschrijfster (1874-1938)

Zona Gale romancière et dramaturge américaine

Zona Gale scrittrice statunitense

Zona Gale US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

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Languages
English (357)

Czech (1)