The Conqueror Being the True and Romantic Story of Alexander Hamilton
New York: Macmillan Company, 1902. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED EDITION. First Edition, First Issue, with page numerals at the top left corner on page 546. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. The endpapers have some light but noticeable foxing and toning. There is a previous owner's book plate adhered to the front pastedown page. The inner hinges are a bit loose. This copy has been signed by the author with an inscription on the half title page. "Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (October 30, 1857 – June 14, 1948) was a prominent and prolific American author. Many of her novels are set in her home state of California. Her bestseller Black Oxen (1923) was made into a silent movie of the same name. 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...In London, she had the opportunity through Jane Wilde to meet Oscar Wilde, her son. She recalled in her memoir Adventures of a Novelist (1932) that she made an excuse to avoid the meeting because she thought he was physically repulsive. In an 1899 article for London's Bookman, Atherton wrote of Wilde's style and associated it with "the decadence, the loss of virility that must follow over-civilization." She returned to California in 1890 at the death of her grandfather Franklin and her mother-in-law Dominga Atherton, and she resumed taking care of Muriel. In 1891, she wrote for The San Francisco Examiner where she met Ambrose Bierce, with whom she carried on a taunting, almost love-hate friendship. When Kate Field remarked on California writers' neglect of the picturesque and romantic old Spanish life of the state, Atherton explored the history and culture of Spanish California in Monterey, San Juan Bautista, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. "; Signed by Author. Very Good+ .
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