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This e-book reprints contemporaneous reports of Ellen Glasgow's books as they have been released among 1897 and 1943. e-book stories, initially published in newspapers and different periodicals during this state and in England, inform the tale of Glasgow's severe reception in the course of her lengthy and effective profession. Nineteen novels in addition to a quantity of poetry, considered one of her brief tales, and one in every of feedback, have been released in the course of her lifetime. Her first booklet, released anonymously in 1897, elicited a lot awareness whilst it was once printed that the writer was once a tender Richmond lady. by the point of the 1943 ebook of her quantity of literary feedback, a undeniable degree, she used to be a much-respected and much-honored writer, winner of a Pulitzer Prize and different awards.

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The divergence runs throughout the volume. In Phases of an Inferior Planet there is none of the spontaneousness of The Descendant. The style has lost its chariot wheels and moves heavily. The author falls sometimes into the vice of "fine writing," notably in the opening pages. Some sentences remind one of Mme. d'Arblay's Johnsonese.

3 W. W. D. , Duke University, 1957, pp. 15-17, suggests that Garland could have been an important mentor for Glasgow, but they met twice after this review was printed and apparently were not compatible. They were hindered in discussion by Glasgow's growing deafness. 4 Ellen Glasgow, A Certain Measure (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1943), 13. ) 5 Information in this introduction about Glasgow's novels as best-sellers is in Alice Payne Hackett and James Henry Burke, Eighty Years of Best Sellers: 1895-1975 (New York: R.

8 See E. , Ellen Glasgow and The Woman Within (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1972), 116-18, 123, and Linda W. Wagner, Ellen Glasgow: Beyond Convention (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1982), 59-66. 9 Kelly points out in "Struggle" (pp. 220-2) that Sherman showed great understanding of Glasgow's work in this review and made sensible criticisms of her faults. According to Kelly, Sherman might "have become the most influential critic of her career," but he died in 1926. 10 See Daniel Patterson, "Ellen Glasgow's Plan for a Social History of Virginia," Modern Fiction Studies 5 (Winter 1959-60), 353-60, and Edgar E.

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