Ellen Glasgow

Ellen Glasgow (glăs´gō), 1873–1945, American novelist, b. Richmond, Va. In revolt against the romantic treatment of Southern life, Glasgow presented in fiction a social history of Virginia since 1850, stressing the changing social order and the emergence of a dominant middle class and rejecting the outworn code of Southern chivalry and masculine superiority. She spent her entire life in Richmond, Va. Her radicalism was apparent in her first novel, The Descendant (1897), and was sustained through her many subsequent books, including Virginia (1913), Life and Gabriella (1916), Barren Ground (1925), The Romantic Comedians (1926), Vein of Iron (1935), and In This Our Life (1941; Pulitzer Prize).

See her collected stories (ed. by R. K. Meeker, 1963); her critical prefaces, collected in A Certain Measure (1943); her autobiography, The Woman Within (1954); letters (ed. by B. Rouse, 1958); biography by M. Thiebaux (1982); studies by L. Auchincloss (1964), E. S. Godbold, Jr. (1972), and L. W. Wagner (1982).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Ellen Glasgow:: Centennial Essays
M. Thomas Inge.
University of Virginia Press, 1976
American Women Fiction Writers, 1900-1960
Harold Bloom.
Chelsea House, vol.1, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Ellen Glasgow" p. 143-160
Southern Renascence the Literature of the Modern South
Louis D. Rubin Jr.; Robert D. Jacobs.
Johns Hopkins Press, 1966
Librarian’s tip: "Ellen Glasgow" p. 236
Glasgow's Poetry: A Critique of Ideological Illusion
Hoagwood, Terence Allan.
The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 2, Spring 1996
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American Women Writers, 1900-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook
Laurie Champion.
Greenwood Press, 2000
The Faith of Our Feminists: A Study in the Novels of Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Willa Cather
Josephine Lurie Jessup.
Biblo and Tannen, 1965
From Jordan's End to Frenchman's Bend: Ellen Glasgow's Short Stories
MacDonald, Edgar.
The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 2, Spring 1996
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Fiction of the Home Place: Jewett, Cather, Glasgow, Porter, Welty, and Naylor
Helen Fiddyment Levy.
University Press of Mississippi, 1992
After the Fall: The Demeter-Persephone Myth in Wharton, Cather, and Glasgow
Josephine Donovan.
Pennsylvania State University Press, 1989
Feminine Sense in Southern Memoir: Smith, Glasgow, Welty, Hellman, Porter, and Hurston
Will Brantley.
University Press of Mississippi, 1995
Heroism and Tragedy: The Rise of the Redneck in Glasgow's Fiction
Carr, Duane R.
The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 2, Spring 1996
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The Battle-Ground
Ellen Glasgow; Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda.
University of Alabama Press, 2000
FREE! The Builders
Ellen Glasgow.
Doubleday Page & Company, 1919
FREE! The Deliverance
Ellen Glasgow.
Doubleday, 1904
FREE! Life and Gabriella: The Story of a Woman's Courage
Ellen Glasgow.
Doubleday, Page & Co., 1920
FREE! The Wheel of Life
Ellen Glasgow.
Doubleday Page & Company, 1906
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