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ID
b84
Title
Beauty's Daughters
Genre
Story
Page Count
26
Word Count
5330
Publisher
Lovat Dickson's Magazine
Publication Year
1935
Document Types
First-Person Narratives
Topics
Marriage, Fatherhood

The narrator, a young traveling man (not unlike that in The House With the Apricot), stays a night with a mother and two daughters, all high-living and spoiled, and a father, deaf and meekly indignant at their carousing. Baldwin (104) says the story is based on Bates's walking tour of the Cotswalds. The title is from Byron's poem, 'There Be None of Beauty's Daughters'. In Lovat Dickson's Magazine (March 3, 1935), Cut and Come Again (1935),Country Tales(1938), Country Tales (1940), Selected Short Stories of H.E. Bates (1951). Reprinted in The Best Short Stories of 1935 (London: Cape, 1935), The Best British Short Stories of 1935 (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1935).