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The Little Foxes

Lillian Hellman
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First performed
1939, New York City

Literary form
Play

Genres
Drama

Language
English

Author's country
United States

Length
Three acts, approx. 21,500 words

The Little Foxes

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Notable lines

First lines

You gone stark out of your head?

Great lines

"There are people who eat earth and eat all the people on it like in the Bible with the locusts. Then there are people who stand around and watch them eat it. (Softly) Sometimes I think it ain't right to stand and watch them do it.'

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

"You know what I've always said when people told me we were rich? I said I think you should either be a n***** or a millionaire."

There are hundreds of Hubbards sitting in rooms like this throughout the country. All their names aren't Hubbard, but they are all Hubbards and they will own this country some day. We'll get along.

Last lines

Well finally it has happened,
Imagines someone at another house,
Staring one more minute out his window
Before waking up his wife.

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See also:

Novel
The Grapes of Wrath

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