(1899) Atherton's first publication was "The Randolphs of Redwood: A Romance," serialized in The Argonaut in March 1882 under her pseudonym Asmodeus. She published it as a novel in 1899 and re-titled it A Daughter of the Vine She drained the glass. For a moment they stared hard at each other in silence, Thorpe wondering at the sudden maturity in the face before him. All the triumphant young womanhood had gone out of it; the diabolical spirit of some ancestor entombed in the depths of her brain might have possessed her for the moment, smothering her own groping soul. The distant music filled the conservatory with a low humming sound, such as one hears in a tropical forest at noon. Suddenly Thorpe realised that the evil which is in all human souls was having its moment of absolute liberty, and that the two dissevered particles, his and hers, recognised each other. He had knocked his senseless many times in his life, but he felt no inclination to do so to-night; for so much more than what little was evil in this girl attracted and magnetised him. His brain was not clear, and it was reckless with its abrupt possession by the idea that this woman was his mate, and that, for good or for evil, there was no escaping her. He sprang to his feet, pushed the table violently aside, took her in his arms and kissed her. For a moment she was quiescent; then she slipped from his embrace and ran down the conservatory, thrusting the ferns aside. One fell, its jar crashing on the stone floor. He saw no more of her that night.--Chapter 1
(1922) Written when Atherton was 78 years old, this novel's mixture of science and romance was controversial but extremely popular upon publication. It is based on Atherton's personal experience with the Steinbach Treatment, x-rays used to regenerate the female ovaries. Like so many in their search for the Fountain of Youth, she wanted rejuvenation, a fresh energy to begin a new novel. OONA.Tell them who walk upon the floor of peace, That I would die and go to her I love, The years like great black oxen tread the world, And God the herdsman goads them on behind, And I am broken by their passing feet. --from his Notes of the play The Countess Cathleen, W. B. Yeats
A Novel of Our Times (1921) Dedicated to Dr. Alanson Weeks of San Francisco Several people who enter casually into this novel are leading characters in other novels and stories of the "California Series," which covers the social history of the state from the beginning of the last century. They are Gwynne, his mother, Lady Victoria Gwynne, Isabel Otis and the Hofers in ANCESTORS; the Randolphs in A DAUGHTER OF THE VINE; Lee Tarlton, Lady Barnstable, Lady Arrowmount, Coralie Geary, the Montgomerys and Trennahans in TRANSPLANTED and THE CALIFORNIANS; Rez醤ov in the novel of that name, and Chonita Iturbi y Moncada in THE DOOMSWOMAN, both bound in the volume, BEFORE THE GRINGO CAME; The Price Ruylers in THE AVALANCHE.
Subscribe for ad free access & additional features for teachers. Authors: 267, Books: 3,607, Poems & Short Stories: 4,435, Forum Members: 71,154, Forum Posts: 1,238,602, Quizzes: 344 Rezanov Search Advanced Search Introduction (1906) The story of Nicolai Petrovich de Rezano, Russian nobleman and statesman who promoted the project of Russian colonization of Alaska and California. Written on the centennial of his romance with Concepcion. She also wrote Rez醤ov and Do馻 Concha (1937) With an Introduction by William Marion Reedy