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Ellen Glasgow

AE Curator Jul 17
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Suffragist and Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Ellen Glasgow lived in a two-story stucco-covered brick home in Richmond from age 13 until her death. One of the few women of her era to achieve literary success, she primarily wrote about the South but included contemporary issues of race, class and gender. Her father served as a manager of Tredegar Iron Works, and her mother was a member of the Tidewater gentry; but Ellen was a rebel. In direct conflict with Victorian mores, her novels often portrayed a clash of generations and a rethinking of womanhood. Today her home is a private residence.

Location: Richmond
Image: Public Domain

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