Her grandfather was Stephen Franklin, a relative of Benjamin Franklin, was deeply committed to her education. Atherton, and moved to live with him and his family in Fair Oaks, California. Life was difficult, because of the constricting role of womanhood, Atherton found herself in. Sadly, her husband and son died as a result of two different tragedies.
Her parents separated when she was two years old, and she was raised by her maternal grandfather, Stephen Franklin, a devout Presbyterian and a relative of Benjamin Franklin.
Returning from Kentucky after her aunt refused to house her any longer because of her rebelliousness, she met George H.
Atherton, son of Faxon Athertonwho was courting her mother.
The Californians by Gertrude Atherton. The Californians by Gertrude Atherton. Download. Read. Paperback. Premium. Clothbound. The Broken Gate A Novel by Emerson Hough. The Continuation of a Story by Amy Carmichael. A Quaker Singer's Recollections by David Bispham. The Feminine Note in Fiction by W. L. Courtney. Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton was born in San Francisco, California, on October 30, After the divorce of her parents, Horn went to live on the San Jose ranch of her maternal grandfather, where she was introduced to literature. Founded in , benjaminpohle.com has become a leading book price comparison site: Find and compare hundreds of millions of new books, used books, rare books and out of print books from over , booksellers and 60+ websites worldwide.
He became more interested in daughter Gertrude, and after she accepted his sixth proposal, they eloped on February 15, Her son George died of diphtheriaand her husband died at sea. She was left alone with their daughter Muriel and needed to support herself.
Atherton's first publication was "The Randolphs of Redwood: When she revealed to her family that she was the author, it caused her to be ostracized. Inshe left for New York, leaving Muriel with her grandmother. She traveled to London, and eventually returned to California. That year, she heard from British publisher G.
Routledge and Sons that they would publish her first two books. William Sharp wrote in The Spectator praising her fiction and would later invite Atherton to stay with him and his wife, Elizabeth, in South Hampstead.
She recalled in her memoir Adventures of a Novelist that she made an excuse to avoid the meeting because she thought he was physically repulsive.
In an article for London's BookmanAtherton wrote of Wilde's style and associated it with "the decadence, the loss of virility that must follow over-civilization. Inshe wrote a weekly column for The San Francisco Examiner where she met Ambrose Biercewith whom she carried on a taunting, almost love-hate friendship.
The story focuses on Chonita Moncada y Iturbi and her love of Diego Estenega modeled after Mariano Guadalupe Vallejoas he dreams of modernizing California, retaining its Mexican character without sacrificing American economic vigor.
Chonita is Catholic, and her faith stands in the way of Diego's political ambitions. The dramatic climax peaks when Diego kills Chonita's brother, Reynaldo, and she is forced to choose between her cultural loyalty or the love of her life.
The plot of the novel closely resembles that of Romeo and Juliet. The book was successful with critics, some comparing it to Helen Hunt Jackson 's Ramona. Atherton was not pleased with this comparison because Jackson was not from California. However, she was satisfied when Bierce said of The Doomswoman that it was "in its class There she wrote for the New York World.
She also wrote letters to Bierce, confiding her loneliness, her dismay at the necessity to do freelance writing in particular for the New York Worldand her dislike of eastern literary circles. Her distaste came from their belittlement of the West and its authors and the fact they did not accept Bierce's work.
Its rejection encouraged her to leave for London. She continued to write, writing book reviews for Oliver Fry's Vanity Fair, and even completed a book-length version of "The Randolphs of Redwood" retitled A Daughter of the Vine, while staying in Haworth.
Max Pemberton asked her to write a 10, word essay for a series he was editing for Cassells Pocket Librarywhich she wrote as A Whirl Asunder Once Patience Sparhawk and Her Times, A Novel was published, William Robertson Nicoll gave a review of it in the April 12, edition of The Bookman that said it was "crude" in its portrayal of a clever young woman with burning interest in life and identified it as a protest against the tame American novel.
In the May 15 issue of The New York Timesthe reviewer said that Atherton had "incontestable" ability and a "very original talent" while noting that the book offered a series of "fleshy" episodes in Patience's life that must have scared a sensitive reader.
Critics received this much more positively than Patience, and a review in The Spectator October 1, said it "was by far more convincing and attractive in delineating California manners and moralsLibriVox recording of The Valiant Runaways, by Gertrude Atherton. Read by Lynne Thompson.
Savage bears, a river rescue, capture by Indians, escape on wild mustangs and a revolutionary battle await the protagonists of this suspenseful adventure novel, set in California. The novel fairly establishes her claim to be considered as one of the most vivid and entertaining interpreters of the complex characters of emancipated American womanhood." Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (October 30, – June 14, ) was a prominent and prolific American benjaminpohle.com: Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton.
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