Sleeping Fires is a gripping Victorian melodrama about Madeleine, a brilliant young woman from Boston who comes to San Francisco after the Civil War as bride of gruff Dr. Talbot. She soon wearies of her successful role in high society and turns to Langdon Masters, an intellectual and journalist from Virginia who reintroduces her to the world of ideas. This launches a shocking series of events that forces Madeleine to take charge and save them both from self-destruction.
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Gertrude Atherton became California's first successful woman author by breaking all the rules. Beginning in 1883, when only men were professional writers, she earned a living with her pen. She aggressively sought publicity before such behavior was proper. And she told stories about upper-class women in her native California when others wrote only of the Wild West.Review:
"...a brilliant, very unusual woman, a woman with a clear and capable brain" -- New York Times Book Review, 1932
"Caring little for convention, [Mrs. Atherton] ... usually produces original and striking novels" -- Los Angeles Times, 1922
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Descrizione libro Santa Ana River Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: As New. This book is almost new and shows only very slight signs of wear. Codice libro della libreria G0974763810I2N00
Descrizione libro Santa Ana River Press, Norco, CA, 2004. xiii, 223 p, wraps, new in original shrinkwrap. Codice libro della libreria 143731
Descrizione libro Santa Ana River Press, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0974763810