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Now, Voyager (1941)
"Don't let's ask for the moon! We have the stars!" The film that concludes with Bette Davis's famous words, reaffirmed Davis's own stardom and changed the way Americans smoked cigarettes. But few contemporary fans of this story of a woman's self-realization know its source. Olive Higgins Prouty's 1941 novelNow, Voyager provides an even richer, deeper portrait of the inner life of its protagonist and the society she inhabits. Viewed from a distance of more than 60 years, it also offers fresh and quietly radical takes on psychiatric treatment, traditional family life, female desire, and women's agency. Boston blueblood Charlotte Vale has led an unhappy, sheltered life. Dowdy, repressed, and pushing forty, Charlotte finds salvation in the unlikely form of a nervous breakdown, placing her at a sanitarium, where she undergoes treatment to rebuild her ravaged self-esteem and uncover her true intelligence and charm. Femmes Fatales restores to print the best of women's writing in the classic pulp genres of the mid-20th century. From mystery to hard-boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, these rediscovered queens of pulp offer subversive perspectives on a turbulent era. Enjoy the series:Bedelia;Bunny Lake Is Missing;By Cecile;The G-String Murders;The Girls in 3-B;Laura;The Man Who Loved His Wife;Mother Finds a Body;Now, Voyager;Return to Lesbos;Skyscraper;Stranger on Lesbos;Stella Dallas;Women's Barracks.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.52 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 20th Century 1900-1944
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