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by Austin, Mary Hunter.

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TitleA Woman of Genius
Author / Responsible partyAustin, Mary Hunter.
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction. Women -- United States -- Fiction
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


In this 1912 novel, Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934) draws inspiration from her own life to tell the story of a gifted woman caught between her public ambition and her private desire. Beginning with her post-Civil War Midwestern girlhood, Austin chronicles the tumultuous life -- its romantic and artistic challenges -- of "tragic actress" Olivia Lattimore. With lyrical insight, she explores the many social and economic obstacles talented women like Olivia face in their pursuit of self-fulfillment. In America’s cynical Gilded Age, Austin asks, can a “woman of genius” find both happiness and success? Summary by Amy Dunkleberger

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System control numberE16053
Original Print PublisherGarden City, New York : Doubleday, Page & Co., 1912
Narrator NameAmy Dunkleberger.
Participant or performer noteAmy Dunkleberger.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator