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Francine Prose was born on April 1, 1947. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1968. She received the PEN Translation Prize in 1988 and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1991. Francine Prose novel The Glorious Ones, has been adapted into a musical with the same title by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen show more Flaherty. It ran at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City in the fall of 2007. Prose has served as president of PEN American Center, a New York City based literary society of writers, editors, and translators that works to advance literature in 2007 and 2008. Prose novel, Blue Angel, a satire about sexual harassment on college campuses, was a finalist for the National Book Award. One of her novels, Household Saints, was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. In 2014 her title Lovers at the Chameleon Club - Paris 1932, made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Francine Prose

Blue Angel (2000) 1,005 copies
Goldengrove (2008) 588 copies
A Changed Man (2005) 525 copies
The Mrs Dalloway Reader (2003) — Editor — 429 copies
After (2003) 414 copies
Mister Monkey (2016) 278 copies
My New American Life (2011) 256 copies
The Vixen (2021) 206 copies
Touch (2009) 181 copies
Bullyville (2007) 179 copies
What to Read and Why (2018) 176 copies
The Turning (2012) 156 copies
Hunters and Gatherers (1995) 141 copies
Household Saints (1981) 138 copies
Bigfoot Dreams (1997) 116 copies
Primitive People (1992) 108 copies
Judah the Pious (1973) 53 copies
The Glorious Ones (1974) 49 copies
Hungry Hearts (1983) 34 copies
Marie Laveau (1977) 30 copies
1974: A Personal History (2024) 10 copies
Animal magnetism (1978) 4 copies
Chihuly: Faxes (2016) 4 copies
Liza Lou (2011) 4 copies
Titian's Pietro Aretino (2020) 2 copies
Die Wut (2009) 1 copy

Associated Works

Middlemarch (1871) — Introduction, some editions — 17,854 copies
Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (1947) — Introduction, some editions — 5,793 copies
Cousin Bette (1846) — Introduction, some editions — 2,271 copies
A High Wind in Jamaica (1929) — Introduction, some editions — 2,155 copies
Hangsaman (1951) — Foreword, some editions — 805 copies
A Man's Place (1983) — Introduction, some editions — 710 copies
Writer's Thesaurus (2004) — Contributor — 563 copies
Nine and a Half Weeks (1978) — Foreword, some editions — 477 copies
The London Scene: Six Essays on London Life (1982) — Introduction, some editions — 454 copies
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (1992) — Contributor — 399 copies
The Life and Death of Harriet Frean (1922) — Introduction, some editions — 379 copies
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (1997) — Contributor — 306 copies
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (2016) — Contributor — 302 copies
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Contributor — 279 copies
The Best American Essays 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 233 copies
We Are the Stories We Tell (1990) — Contributor — 196 copies
A Scrap of Time and Other Stories (1983) — Translator, some editions — 187 copies
The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant (1996) — Introduction — 186 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Contributor — 184 copies
Four Letter Word: New Love Letters (2007) — Contributor — 137 copies
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Contributor — 132 copies
L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories (2011) — Contributor — 116 copies
Isaac Bashevis Singer: An Album (2004) — Contributor — 116 copies
Granta 115: The F Word (2011) — Contributor — 114 copies
The Best Spiritual Writing 1998 (1998) — Contributor — 101 copies
Tremor Of Bliss: Contemporary Writers on the Saints (1994) — Contributor — 95 copies
Neurotica: Jewish Writers on Sex (1999) — Contributor — 86 copies
Best Food Writing 2009 (2009) — Contributor — 86 copies
Double Bind: Women on Ambition (2017) — Contributor — 68 copies
Best New American Voices 2005 (2004) — Editor — 67 copies
De wederopstanding van de bakker (1997) — Translator, some editions — 54 copies
Catholic Girls: Stories, Poems, and Memoirs (1992) — Contributor — 53 copies
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contributor — 53 copies
Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia (2009) — Introduction — 50 copies
Yours in Food, John Baldessari (2004) — Contributor — 40 copies
The Writer's Notebook II: Craft Essays from Tin House (2012) — Contributor — 38 copies
At the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die (2012) — Introduction — 32 copies
Loss of Memory Is Only Temporary: Stories (2022) — Introduction, some editions — 21 copies
Richard Wathen (2007) — Introduction — 2 copies
Anne Frank, l'intégrale (1947) — Contributor, some editions — 1 copy

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I didn't get far. It was becoming a nasty story that promised to become even nastier.
 
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dvoratreis | 22 other reviews | May 22, 2024 |
Prose writes very well and it's always a pleasure to read good writing. I enjoy vicarious travel, and because I am a fan of Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano books as well as the Italian TV filmed versions (which are wonderful), I was especially interested in learning more about Sicily. The problem is that I am not educated enough to understand the many references to ancient history, which would probably make this a more interesting book to someone who is.
 
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