The Rules of the Institution and Other Stories is a book that compiles nineteen short stories authored by American writer and playwright Susan Glaspell (1876–1948), at the beginning of the 20th century. These compelling stories were published for the first time in magazines such as The Delphic, The Youth’s Companion, Harper’s, Ladies’ Home Journal. Many of the stories had been out of print since their first appearance. In this new edition, their original artwork was kept in order to give readers a feeling of the times when they were written. There can be appreciated illustrations by well-known artists such as Arthur I. Keller, Charlotte Harding Brown, Thomas Fogarty, Walter Biggs and W. Herbert Dunton.With Glaspell’s exquisite style and humor, this collection introduces us into the lives of engaging female characters, coming from all walks of life, who are generally portrayed as strong women eager to defy the restrictions imposed on them by the society of their times. These rebellious standings are very well depicted in stories such as Contrary to precedent, Whom Mince Pie Hath Joined Together, The Rules of the Institution, Unveiling Brenda, among others. After decades of oblivion, and thanks to a renewed interest in revisiting the production of modernist female authors, Susan Glaspell is being rediscovered as an influential feminist writer and as one of the most prominent women playwrights of modernism.
Publisher: Silvery Books; 1st edition (April 12, 2018)
Paperback: 302 pages
Item Weight: 11.2 ounces
Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.69 x 8 inches