Gertrude Atherton (October 30, 1857 – June 14, 1948) was once a favourite and prolific American writer. a lot 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 a similar identify. as well as novels, she wrote brief tales, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such concerns as feminism, politics, and conflict. She was once strong-willed, independent-minded, and occasionally debatable. She is healthier remembered for her California sequence, numerous novels and brief tales facing the social background of California.
The sequence contains the luxurious, 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 lady who miraculously turns into younger back after glandular treatment. The latter was once tailored into the movie Black Oxen in 1923. Her novels usually function powerful heroines who pursue autonomous lives, absolutely a response to her stifling married lifestyles. Atherton wrote numerous 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 known as it a strong tale in a 1943 e-book of his, nice sleek Reading.
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