"Go, Lovely Rose."

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