Title Black Oxen
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Good
Size 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
Publisher New York, NY Boni & Liveright 1924
Seller ID 000905
Reprint, 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, 346 pages. Black cloth boards with mild edge wear and faint dust soiling, marbled page edges, previous owner's bookplate in front end paper, pages lightly toned with age, binding sound, black and orange dust jacket with tattered edges, small tears at edges and chipping at corners and spine ends, reviews of the book printed in inverse of jacket, now in protective mylar cover. Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (1857 - 1948) was a prominent and prolific American author. Many of her novels are set in her home state of California. In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics, and war. She was strong-willed, independent-minded, and sometimes controversial. Black Oxen was Atherton's best seller and was made into a silent film of the same name. It is a sensational, semi-autobiographical novel about an aging woman who miraculously becomes young again after glandular therapy.
FICTION LITERATURE WOMEN MOVIE TIE IN FEMINISM AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AGING GLANDULAR THERAPY VINTAGE DUST JACKET COVER ART