Gertrude Atherton (October 30, 1857 – June 14, 1948) used to be a renowned and prolific American writer. lots of her novels are set in her domestic nation of California. Her bestseller Black Oxen (1923) used to be made right into a silent motion picture of an identical identify. as well as novels, she wrote brief tales, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such matters as feminism, politics, and struggle. She was once strong-willed, independent-minded, and infrequently arguable. She is healthier remembered for her California sequence, a number of novels and brief tales facing the social heritage of California.
The sequence comprises the sumptuous, Idle Forties (1902); The Conqueror (1902), that's a fictionalized biography of Alexander Hamilton; and her sensational, semi-autobiographical novel Black Oxen (1923), approximately an getting older girl who miraculously turns into younger back after glandular treatment. The latter used to be tailored into the movie Black Oxen in 1923. Her novels usually characteristic robust heroines who pursue self reliant lives, definitely a response to her stifling married lifestyles. Atherton wrote a number of tales of supernatural horror, together with the ghost tales "Death and the Woman", and "Crowned with One Crest", in addition to "The Foghorn", and the usually anthologised "The Striding Place". "The Foghorn", written in 1933, is a mental horror tale that has been in comparison to "The Yellow Wallpaper". W. Somerset Maugham referred to as it a strong tale in a 1943 ebook of his, nice sleek Reading.
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