Dream of Fair to Middling Women is Samuel Beckett’s first novel. Written in English in 1932 when Beckett was only 26 and living in Paris. The clearly autobiographical novel was rejected by publishers and shelved by the author. It was eventually published in 1992, three years after the author's death. The main character Belacqua, a writer and teacher, is very similar to Beckett himself, though a character named "Mr. Beckett" also makes an appearance in the book.