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).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Gertrude Atherton: Selected full-text books and articles

FREE! Rezánov By Gertrude Atherton Manhattan Press, 1906
American Women Writers, 1900-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook By Laurie Champion Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Gertrude Atherton (1857-1948)" begins on p. 6
Golden Gate Country By Gertrude Atherton Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1945
The Immortal Marriage By Gertrude Atherton Boni and Liveright, 1927
Private Voices, Public Lives: Women Speak on the Literary Life By 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 By 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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