Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
1857 -1948

Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton Biography

Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (1857-1948) was an American novelist and journalist, best known for her historical fiction and feminist literature. She was born in San Francisco and began her writing career as a journalist, contributing to various newspapers and magazines. In 1884, she published her first novel, "The Randolphs of Redwoods," which was followed by a series of successful novels, including "Black Oxen" (1923) and "The Conqueror" (1902). Atherton was an active member of the women's suffrage movement and her writing often reflected her feminist views. She also wrote several non-fiction works, including "Californians" (1916) and "Men, Women and Ghosts" (1896). Atherton died in 1948 in San Francisco.

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