Gertrude Atherton

Atherton, Gertrude Franklin (Horn)

Gertrude Franklin (Horn) Atherton (ăth´ərtən), 1857–1948, American writer, b. San Francisco. She wrote a series of historical novels about California, which include The Californians (1898), Rezánov (1906), and The Ancestors (1907). Her most popular books are The Conqueror (1902), which is a fictionalized biography of Alexander Hamilton, and the sensational novel Black Oxen (1923), concerning a woman who is rejuvenated by a glandular operation and based on Atherton's own experience of glandular therapy.

See her autobiography The Adventures of a Novelist (1932).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Literature and Insurgency: Ten Studies in Racial Evolution: Mark Twain, Henry James, William Dean Howells, Frank Norris, David Graham Phillips, Stewart Edward White, Winston Churchill, Edith Wharton, Gertrude Atherton, and Robert W. Chambers
John Curtis Underwood.
Biblo and Tannen, 1974
Librarian’s tip: Chap. IX "Mrs. Atherton and Ancestry"
FREE! Rezanov
Gertrude Atherton.
Manhattan Press, 1906
American Women Writers, 1900-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook
Laurie Champion.
Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Gertrude Atherton (1857-1948)" begins on p. 6
Golden Gate Country
Gertrude Atherton.
Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1945
The Immortal Marriage
Gertrude Atherton.
Boni and Liveright, 1927
Private Voices, Public Lives: Women Speak on the Literary Life
Nancy Owen Nelson.
University of North Texas Press, 1995
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Gertrude Atherton begins on p. 229
Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide
Douglass H. Thomson; Jack G. Voller; Frederick S. Frank.
Greenwood Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: "Gertrude Atherton" begins on p. 20
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