Three Lives

  • Authors
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Linda Wagner-Martin

Part of the Bedford Cultural Editions book series (BCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Three Lives The Complete Text

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Gertrude Stein
      Pages 27-34
    3. Gertrude Stein
      Pages 35-35
    4. Gertrude Stein
      Pages 36-215
  3. Three Lives Cultural Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-218
    2. Gertrude Stein
      Pages 308-328
    3. Gertrude Stein
      Pages 329-359
    4. Gertrude Stein
      Pages 360-379
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 380-387

About this book


Gertrude Stein, as a college student at Radcliffe and a medical student at Johns Hopkins Medical School, was a privileged woman, but she was surrounded by women who were trapped by poverty, class, and race into lives that offered little choice. Her portraits of Anna and Lena are examples of realistic depictions of immigrant women who had no occupational choice but to become domestic workers. This collection of documents from the history of women's suffrage, medical history, modernist art, and literature enables readers to see how radical Stein's subject was.

Editors and affiliations

  • Linda Wagner-Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-62513-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-07021-0
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