Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy Used
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Unbeatable customer service, and we usually ship the same or next day. Over one million satisfied customers!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Lillian Hellman: Rebel Playwright Library Binding – March, 1995

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
Library Binding
"Please retry"
$7.95 $0.01

Realistic fiction for tweens
Ms. Bixby's Last Day
Wishing Day
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 6 Up-This biography never swerves from the more sensational aspects of this noteworthy woman's life. There is no invention of dialogue, no glossing over Hellman's unusual relationship with Dashiell Hammett, and no simplification of the McCarthy-era blacklisting that kept Hellman out of circulation as a writer and playwright in the 1950s. Her remarkable iconoclasm is traced from recalled incidents from her childhood, described in her own words, and continues throughout her life. The photographs are ample but not dominant, and show this woman in all of her fashion faux pas and her elegance, even at a time that the narrative notes her need for money and her style of life beyond her means. And yet her accomplishments as a playwright, fiction writer, and autobiographer are the centerpiece and are in no way tarnished or diminished by her eccentricities. The book gives an even-handed evaluation of her writing, and places Hellman where she belongs, among those whose productivity and genuine literary excellence are admirable. A fascinating life, well described.
Ruth K. MacDonald, Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Gr. 7^-10. Young people may seek information on Hellman for many reasons--because of their interest in her as a distinguished writer for stage and screen or because of her autobiographical memoirs. And for students interested in American history, Hellman's critical voice during the years when the House Un-American Activities Committee was operative and during the 1960s can provide insight into several turbulent periods. Turk presents some details about Hellman's childhood, and she handles the controversial aspects of Hellman's personal and professional adult life (for example, her association with Dashiell Hammett and allegations that she lied in her memoirs) straight on. Without overwhelming readers with details, she forcefully draws the disparate strands of Hellman's story into a coherent portrait, at the same time deepening the impression of the writer's lifelong energies. Mary Harris Veeder

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers