Up the Down Staircase

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Dramatic Publishing, 1969 - Fiction - 350 pages
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I enjoyed this one. It was a recommendation for my "book with antonyms in the title" category. Thanks Julia! I particularly liked the updated forward by the author. The book was originally published ... Read full review

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I absolutely loved this classic about a rookie English teacher in her first semester at a crowded inner city high school. It is quite a feat of writing to tell a complete story entirely in epistolary ... Read full review

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About the author (1969)

Bella Kaufman was born in Berlin, Germany on May 10, 1911. In 1922, she emigrated to the United States with her parents. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College in 1934 and a Master's degree in English from Columbia University in 1936. She worked as a teacher and sold the occasional short story to magazines. Her first novel, Up the Down Staircase, was published in 1965. There was a film version of the novel made in 1967. Her other works included Love, Etc. and a collection of short stories entitled La Tigresse. She died on July 25, 2014 at the age of 103.

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