Katharine Fullerton Gerould



Born in Brockton, Massachusetts on February 6, 1879, Katharine Fullerton Gerould was adopted by her father's half brother, Bradford Fullerton and his wife Julia. She attended Miss Folsom's School in Boston, and later graduated from Radcliffe College with both an A. B. (1900) and an A. M. (1901). Her story, "The Poppies in the Wheat," won The Century Magazine's contest for college graduates of 1900. Upon receiving her master's degree, Gerould was a reader in English at Bryn Mawr College for almost a decade. She taught English and writing, including that college's first course in narrative writing. She married Gordon Hall Gerould, a Princeton medieval professor, in 1910; they had two children. Throughout the 1910s and 1920s, she published stories prolifically in periodicals such as Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, and Scribner's, and her work frequently appeared in annual best short story anthologies. Gerould also published many essays in periodicals, some of which are collected in her two books of essays, Modes and Morals (1920) and Ringside Seats (1937). In addition to collections of short stories and novels, Gerould published two travel accounts, Hawaii: Scenes and Impressions (1916) and The Aristocratic West (1925). Her essays on literary criticism and social and political issues embraced conservative cultural conventions, and as the decades wore on, she was increasingly seen as an intellectual snob who was out of touch with American culture. When Gerould died of lung cancer in Princeton, New Jersey on July 27, 1944, Time Magazine memorialized her as a "constant critic of jazz-age manners." (Lee Bangerter)

See also

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Elizabeth_Fullerton_Gerould http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/231853/Katharine-Elizabeth-Fullerton-Gerould http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=katharine+fullerton+gerould

Essays by Katharine Fullerton Gerould

An Essay on Essays

A good essay is neither intoxicant nor purge nor anodyne; it is a mental stimulant.

On Being a Sport

To be a good sport, it is not quite enough to face the danger bravely when it comes: you must, to some extent, welcome it.

Ringside Seats

Dempsey, in the ring, spoke for himself, defined himself, illustrated, to any eye that watched him, the quintessential gladiator.
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