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Tower of Ivory
Gertrude Atherton
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Tower of Ivory

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1910. Atherton, was an American feminist and writer of social and historical fiction, much of it set in California. She also produced a number of Gothic stories, some of them, such as The Bell in the Fog, were considered significant achievements in the Gothic/supernaturalist tradition. The Tower of Ivory follows the travails of Margaret Hill, whose singing ability attracts ...more
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Published by Folcroft Library Editions (first published January 1st 1910)
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Jul 26, 2016 Perry Whitford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Epic, cultured romance with an unusually misanthropic tone.

John Ordham, second son in line to the peerage of Bridgminster, indolent yet charming, a student of diplomacy in Munich, forms 'a mental marriage' with a reclusive opera singer.

Margarethe Stye is King Ludwig's II personally sponsored interpreter of Wagner, dedicated to her art to the exclusion of close relationships. She has a secret American past.

Twelve years separate them, a gap which at first seems certain to restrict their relations
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Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (October 30, 1857 – June 14, 1948) was a prominent and prolific 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. ...more
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