Other Fiction Glaspell, Susan: Fidelity. v1. 02 Jan 2019
#1  GrannyGrump 01-03-2019, 04:34 AM
BY Susan Glaspell (1876–1948)

This book was first published in 1915. Text is in the public domain in countries where the copyright term is “Life+70” or less, and in the USA.

Fidelity exposes the limitations of life in a midwestern town as experienced by Ruth Holland, a young woman who falls in love with a married man, elopes with him to Colorado, and returns after eleven years lo face the death of her father, the break-up of her family, and the contempt of the people she loves.

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Susan Keating Glaspell (July 1, 1876 – July 28, 1948) was an American playwright, novelist, journalist and actress. She is known to have composed nine novels, fifteen plays, over fifty short stories, and one biography. Often set in her native Midwest, these semi-autobiographical tales typically explore contemporary social issues, such as gender, ethics, and dissent, while featuring deep, sympathetic characters who make principled stands, and characters in search of life’s meaning.

She is today recognized as a pioneering feminist writer and America’s first important modern female playwright. Her one-act play Trifles (1916) is frequently cited as one of the great works of American theater, as well as an important piece of feminist literature. Alison’s House earned her the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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