Gertrude Atherton

Novelist, short story writer

1857 or 1858   -   1948

country of citizenship: United States of America
occupation: novelist, writer, non-fiction writer, screenwriter
award received: Legion of Honour

Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (October 30, 1857 – June 14, 1948) was an American author. Many of her novels are set in her home state of California. Her bestseller Black Oxen (1923) was made into a silent movie of the same name. In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics, and war. She was strong-willed, independent-minded, and sometimes controversial, especially for her anti-communism.
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