Are Parents People? (Paperback)


Are Parents People? (1924) is a collection of stories by Alice Duer Miller. Inspired by her work as an activist for women's suffrage, Miller explores themes of independence, agency, and female desire while illuminating the subject of divorce. Her work was adapted into a 1925 comedy film starring Betty Bronson, Florence Vidor, and Adolphe Menjou. "There they were-her mother looking down at her so calmly from the gallery and her father waiting so confidently for her below, each unaware of the other's presence. What in thunder was she going to do?" As the chairman of her school's self-government committee, Lita Hazlitt is a young woman committed to order. Seeing her parents in the same room for the first time since their acrimonious divorce, she longs for them to reunite so that their family can return to its former state. When her attempts at reconciliation fall on deaf ears, Lita begins to act out, threatening her parents with scandal by spending time with an older, married man. In each of its nine stories, Are Parents People? explores the politics of divorce in middle to upper class American families. Witty and heartbreaking, Miller's work is an utterly human look at the shortcomings of marriage in modern life. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Alice Duer Miller's Are Parents People? is a classic of American literature reimagined for modern readers.

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Are Parents People? (1924) is a collection of stories by Alice Duer Miller. Inspired by her work as an activist for women's suffrage, Miller explores themes of independence, agency, and female desire while illuminating the subject of divorce. Her work was adapted into a 1925 comedy film starring Betty Bronson, Florence Vidor, and Adolphe Menjou. "There they were-her mother looking down at her so calmly from the gallery and her father waiting so confidently for her below, each unaware of the other's presence. What in thunder was she going to do?" As the chairman of her school's self-government committee, Lita Hazlitt is a young woman committed to order. Seeing her parents in the same room for the first time since their acrimonious divorce, she longs for them to reunite so that their family can return to its former state. When her attempts at reconciliation fall on deaf ears, Lita begins to act out, threatening her parents with scandal by spending time with an older, married man. In each of its nine stories, Are Parents People? explores the politics of divorce in middle to upper class American families. Witty and heartbreaking, Miller's work is an utterly human look at the shortcomings of marriage in modern life. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Alice Duer Miller's Are Parents People? is a classic of American literature reimagined for modern readers.

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Imprint

Graphic Arts Books

Country of origin

United States

Series

Mint Editions

Release date

September 2021

Availability

Expected to ship within 12 - 17 working days

Authors

Contributors

Dimensions

203 x 127mm (L x W)

Format

Paperback - Trade

Pages

202

ISBN-13

978-1-5132-1200-5

Barcode

9781513212005

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LSN

1-5132-1200-1



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