The three subjects of Gertrude Stein’s Three Lives are as follows:
“The Good Anna” is about a German servant, “Melanctha” is about a young black woman, and “The Gentle Lena” is about a German maid.
- When did Raphael Holinshed write his chronicles? Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland appeared in 1577. This history was Shakespeare's source for much of Macbeth, King Lear, and Cymbeline. Holinshed died about 1580.
- What era does Frederick Lewis Allen’s Only Yesterday concern? A bestseller in its time, the 1931 "informal history" Only Yesterday by Frederick Lewis Allen was the first popular recreation of the Jazz Age and the 1920s. The book is still in print.
- Who took the lead parts in The King and I (1956)? Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner had the lead parts in The King and I (1956). Brynner won an Oscar.
- Who played Marilyn Monroe in the screen biography Goodbye, Norma Jean (1975)? Misty Rowe played Marilyn Monroe in the screen biography Goodbye, Norma Jean (1975). The title refers to Monroe's real name, Norma Jean Baker.
- What is the octopus in The Octopus (1901)? The octopus in Frank Norris's novel is the Pacific and Southwestern Railroad. The railroad dominates the California state government, manipulates other industries, and oppresses struggling wheat farmers.
- Where in the Bible does the “Whore of Babylon” appear? The "Whore of Babylon" appears in the New Testament Book of Revelation 17:1-7. The whore sits on a scarlet beast with seven heads and ten horns. She holds a cup of abominations and…