Jean Stafford

Collected Stories

originally published:
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux
February 1969

We offered this copy of the first edition in our List 46.


  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction(1970)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 7/1/1915
died: 3/26/1979
born as: Jean Stafford
nationality: USA

American short-story writer and novelist noted for her deft development of fictional characters. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Collecting tips:

Stafford was married to Robert Lowell, and later to A.J. Liebling. Her early books are not rare, but are scarce in nice condition. They generally are not very expensive. Her Pulitzer Prize-winning Collected Stories (1969) isn't expensive either. However, very cheap paper was used, and if you find one where the pages aren't yellowed, you should probably buy it (the same is true of Larry McMurtry's Terms of Endearment, which suffers from the same problem).