1913. Glasgow's realistic fiction novels often showed the female characters as stronger than the male characters. It was this new type of Southern fiction that made Ellen Glasgow one of the major writers of her time. The vantage point from which most of her nineteen novels were written was her native home of Richmond, Virginia. She received the Pulitzer prize in 1942 for In This Our Life. Virginia, her eleventh novel marks a clear departure from Glasgow's previous work in that it attacked, in a subtle yet unmistakable way, the very layer of society that constituted her readership through the story about a wife and mother who in vain seeks happiness by serving her family. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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Review: VirginiaUser Review - David Gleitz - Goodreads
Glasgow and her gal pal Mary Johnston published novels in 1913 which bear their protagonist's names: Virginia and Hagar. Where Johnston often overlooks the psychology shaping her character's choices ... Read full review
Review: VirginiaUser Review - Tracy - Goodreads
Virginia is raised to believe that women are wives and mothers, but shouldn't be clever or intelligent or intellectual. She never realizes that this might not be true, even when her life falls ... Read full review