New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938.
Illustrated by Portrait Frontispiece. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Item #15016
Spine sun, two labels replaced, otherwise light wear; Slipcases light wear. Crisp hardcovers. ; Limited Edition, # 351 of 810 copies, SIGNED by Ellen Glasgow in Volume I. Quarter vellum binding with leather spine label. Twelve of twelve volumes, complete set: I. Barren Ground; II. The Miller of Old Church; III. Vein of Iron; IV. The Sheltered Life; V. The Romantic Comedians; VI. They Stooped to Folly; VII. The Battle Ground; VIII. The Deliverance; IX. Virginia; X. The Voice of the People; XI. Romance of a Plain Man; XII. Life and Gabriella. Ellen Glasgow was a Virginia author who pioneered the Realism genre of Southern literature, writing of the changing South and its strong, independent women. "She set out with the very firm intent of writing the social history of Virginia and, with her Calvinist background, her writing is not strong on humour (though irony and satire are two of her main weapons). However, it is strong on showing the ambiguous situation of Southern women of her class. For Glasgow the writer and, undoubtedly, for Glasgow the woman, the change from the genteel lady of tradition to a contemporary woman, who was independent and able to stand up for herself was a key theme and one she wrestled with in both her life and in her writing. Her main characters are all women – women striving to make their ordinary everyday lives worthwhile. The men in her books, however, tend to be shallow and worthless. She is concerned with the struggle of women in a man’s world." - The Modern Novel. Wonderful twelve-volume signed limited edition set in slipcases. ; 12 v pages; Signed by Author.