Three Lives by Gertrude Stein

American writer Gertrude Stein was definitely decades ahead of her time. Injecting experimental and avant-garde elements into her work, she described her method as "literary cubism" -- an understandable goal for someone who was close friends with Picasso and many other important artists of the day. Although the collection Three Lives definitely pushes the literary envelope, the stories still manage to convey tender and engaging human portraits of three very different female protagonists.

- Google

The 820th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  2. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Three Lives (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) Paperback 975147 $9.03 $1.39 1990
Three Lives: Stories of the Good Anna, Melanctha, and the Gentle Lena Paperback 1112620 $4.95 $4.58 2011
Three Lives and Q.E.D. (First Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 1052126 $9.75 $6.00 2006
Three Lives and Tender Buttons (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback 1984825 $57.50 $4.07 2003
Three Lives (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 1082222 $2.99 $1.25 2011
Three Lives. Intro. By Carl Van Vechten [The New Classics] Hardcover 3420049 $2.95
Three Lives Stories of the Good, Anna, Melanctha and the Gentle Lena (Classic Reprint) Paperback 3663292 $13.34 $18.53 2012
Three lives: Stories of the good Anna, Melanctha, and the gentle Lena Hardcover 5647406 $92.14
Three Lives: Stories of The Good Anna Melanctha and The Gentle Lena Paperback 11987315 $15.65 $20.34 2007
Three Lives (Enriched Classics (Simon & Schuster)) Mass Market Paperback 2925137 $3.55 $0.01 2002
Three Lives (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition 790057 2012
THREE LIVES (VINTAGE BOOKS) Paperback 3059753 $7.75 $0.01 1958
Three lives Hardcover 11725538 $4.76
Three lives; stories of the good Anna, Melanctha, and the gentle Lena Paperback 5595941 $22.49 2012
Three Lives Hardcover 6661938 $24.26 $27.44 2006
Three Lives (Classic Illustrated Edition) Kindle Edition 473597 $1.49 2014
Three Lives (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) Kindle Edition 750177 1990
Three Lives Hardcover 5068116 $3.34 1970
Three Lives (Twentieth Century Classics) Kindle Edition 870748 1990
Writings 1903-1932: Q.E.D., Three Lives, Portraits & Other Short Works, The Autobiography of Alice B Hardcover 555252 $39.41 $9.60 1998
Three Lives and Tender Buttons Publisher: Digireads.com Paperback 2477310 $15.35 $2.41
Three Lives and Tender Buttons (Signet Classics) Kindle Edition 460182 $1.99 2003
Three Lives and Tender Buttons Kindle Edition 709738 2009
Three Lives: Stories of the Good Anna, Melanctha and the Gentle Lena (Dodo Press) Paperback 9220286 $7.94 $2.76 2006
3 Lives (Vintage) Kindle Edition 322832 $3.42 2011
Three Lives (Bedford Cultural Editions) Hardcover 4208896 $30.80 $3.05 2000
Three Lives (Annotated) Kindle Edition 1033251 2012
Three Lives; Stories of the Good Anna, Melanctha, and the Gentle Lena Hardcover 1690729 $25.95 $30.25 2016
3 Lives Mass Market Paperback 1519036 $3.09 $0.01 1958
Three Lives Hardcover 5844232 $24.46 $28.87 2010
Three Lives: Stories of The Good Anna Melanctha and The Gentle Lena Paperback 11062397 $15.10 $18.03 2007
Three Lives Audible Audio Edition 67691 $9.95 2005
Three Lives and Tender Buttons Paperback 1262251 $6.75 2012
Three Lives and Tender Buttons Paperback 6429436 $7.37 $10.88 2013
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Three Lives: Stories of The Good Anna Melanctha and The Gentle Paperback 10283056 $20.99 $66.36 2007
Three Lives and Tender Buttons Paperback 2371605 $5.08 $0.01 2008
Three Lives Paperback 2557797 $4.55 $0.77 2008
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Three Lives: By Gertrude Stein - Illustrated Kindle Edition 756613 2017
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Three Lives; Stories of the Good Anna, Melanctha, and the Gentle Lena Paperback 8177765 $19.11 $19.06 2012
Three Lives Stories of The Good Anna, Melanctha and The Gentle Lena Kindle Edition 3168800
Three Lives: By Gertrude Stein - Illustrated Kindle Edition 630976 2017
Three Lives (Enriched Classics) Kindle Edition 551617 2016
Three Lives (Large Print Edition) Paperback 8250121 $8.99 $11.77 2011
Three Lives Stories of The Good Anna, Melanctha and The Gentle Lena Paperback 7487685 $12.56 $35.91 2006