The Precipice

By: Peattie, Elia W.

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Book Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [good solid book, some shelfwear to bottom edge and upper extremities, light dust-soiling to top of text block, one-time owner's name in ink at top of front pastedown] (frontispiece portrait) This novel traces the growing social consciousness of its protagonist, Kate Barrington, beginning with her graduation from college and following her efforts to find her true place in society, while balancing the demands of her career with the traditional expectations for a woman of her time. Elia Peattie (1862-1935) became a journalist in the 1880s, and over the course of many years wrote hundreds of columns, editorials and news stories for newspapers in Chicago and Omaha, and also contributed to numerous leading magazines of the day. An outspoken opponent of capital punishment and lynching, she supported many progressive social causes such as orphanages and charity hospitals. She based her novel in part on the life of social worker Katherine Ostrander, who had lived with Elia and her family in Chicago, and the narrative incorporates many of the pressing women's issues of the day, including the fight for suffrage.

Title: The Precipice

Author: Peattie, Elia W.

Illustrator: Illustrated by (frontispiece portrait) Howard E. Smith

Categories: Women's Issues / Feminism,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1914

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 24997

Keywords: Women's Fiction Fiction: Vintage Social Workers