Woman of Genius
First published in 1912, this novel draws its inspiration directly from Austin's own life and experiences as a talented woman--in the novel, an actress--whose pursuit of a career places her in conflict with the values of a midwestern town. The hero's decision to leave a dull husband to pursue a career, and her rise to fame, are portrayed against the background of the cramping social order of the time.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 135.9 x 208 x 23.1mm | 385.56g
- 01 Jan 1993
- Feminist Press at The City University of New York
- New York, United States
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"Mrs. Austin tells the story brilliantly with a rich, deep knowledge of human nature, and with an individuality in her way of looking at things that affords many a delightful surprise. Her imagination runs on swift, dramatic feet, and ennobles her style every now and then with a seeress-like touch, to which her large outlook upon life and her concern with its deepest meanings give sanction." --New York Times
About Mary C. Austin
Mary Austin (1868 - 1934) was an American writer. One of the early nature writers of the American Southwest, her classic The Land of Little Rain (1903) describes the fauna, flora and people of the region between the High Sierra and the Mojave Desert of southern California.