Gwen Bristow





Gwen Bristow


Born
in Marion, SC, The United States
September 16, 1903

Died
August 17, 1980

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American author and journalist. She studied at Columbia University and afterwards wrote for a number of literary magazines and journals. Eventually she moved to New Orleans, and worked at the Times-Picayune. She became interested in longer forms of writing—novels and short stories—through her husband, screenwriter Bruce Manning, and published her first novel in 1929.

Bristow reached the pinnacle of her career with the western romance Jubilee Trail, which became a bestseller in 1950, and was adapted to a moderately successful film in 1954.

Average rating: 4.06 · 9,703 ratings · 989 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
Jubilee Trail

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4.10 avg rating — 2,687 ratings — published 1950 — 15 editions
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Celia Garth

4.11 avg rating — 2,436 ratings — published 1959 — 13 editions
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Calico Palace

4.11 avg rating — 1,539 ratings — published 1970 — 15 editions
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Deep Summer (Plantation Tri...

3.89 avg rating — 975 ratings — published 1937 — 20 editions
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The Handsome Road (Plantati...

4.02 avg rating — 685 ratings — published 1938 — 22 editions
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This Side of Glory (Plantat...

4.04 avg rating — 577 ratings — published 1940 — 19 editions
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Plantation Trilogy: Deep Su...

4.18 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Gwen Bristow's Plantation T...

4.25 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 1962 — 2 editions
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Tomorrow is Forever

3.75 avg rating — 259 ratings — published 1943 — 33 editions
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Golden Dreams

3.63 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1980 — 2 editions
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“You are not required to start over, but you are required to keep going.”
Gwen Bristow

“I’m not really beautiful,’ she said to herself, ‘but tonight I feel beautiful. And I look like a girl who feels beautiful.' (84)”
Gwen Bristow, Celia Garth

“Love and hate, Miss Kendra, are not two opposite things. They're like the front of your hand and the back of it, Two sides of the same thing. They both mean, this person matters to me.”
Gwen Bristow, Calico Palace

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