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ID
b208
Title
"Go, Lovely Rose."
Genre
Story
Page Count
9
Word Count
3110
Publisher
Evening News
Woman
Publication Year
1953
Document Types
Full-text Online
Topics
Fathers

An overprotective father makes a fool of himself searching for his nineteen-year-old daughter in his pajamas and slippers when she is out late. In the end he approves of her highly respectable date and, in relief, filled with "a sensation of extraordinary self-satisfaction." Bates's daughters Ann and Judith were both about the age of the daughter in the story. In Evening News (October 27, 1953 and again on September 8, 1987), The Daffodil Sky (1955), Seven by Five/The Best of H.E. Bates (1963), Elephant's Nest in a Rhubarb Tree & Other Stories (1989), Love in a Wych Elm and Other Stories (2009). Reprinted in Woman (September 16, 1972), Breaking Away: An Anthology (1974), Go, Lovely Rose: Three Short Stories (1949), Bookworms Club (2007).

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