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).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Ellen Glasgow: Selected full-text books and articles

Ellen Glasgow:: Centennial Essays By M. Thomas Inge University of Virginia Press, 1976
American Women Fiction Writers, 1900-1960 By Harold Bloom Chelsea House, vol.1, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Ellen Glasgow" p. 143-160
Southern Renascence the Literature of the Modern South By 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 By Hoagwood, Terence Allan The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 2, Spring 1996
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From Jordan's End to Frenchman's Bend: Ellen Glasgow's Short Stories By MacDonald, Edgar The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 2, Spring 1996
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After the Fall: The Demeter-Persephone Myth in Wharton, Cather, and Glasgow By Josephine Donovan Pennsylvania State University Press, 1989
Heroism and Tragedy: The Rise of the Redneck in Glasgow's Fiction By Carr, Duane R The Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 2, Spring 1996
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The Battle-Ground By Ellen Glasgow; Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda University of Alabama Press, 2000
FREE! The Builders By Ellen Glasgow Doubleday Page & Company, 1919
FREE! The Deliverance By Ellen Glasgow Doubleday, 1904
FREE! Life and Gabriella: The Story of a Woman's Courage By Ellen Glasgow Doubleday, Page & Co., 1920
FREE! The Wheel of Life By Ellen Glasgow Doubleday Page & Company, 1906
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