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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Virginia Pendleton, belle of her Southern town, sees handsome Oliver Treadwell and decides he is the man of her dreams. He is similarly enamoured of her. They marry, despite the fact that they have ... Read full review
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"Virginia," which was published in 1913, is a story of coming of age, of marriage, of womanhood, and of motherhood. It is the tale of Virginia Pendleton, who at the beginning of the story is a ... Read full review