Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow (April 22 in Richmond, Virginia , 1873-November 21, 1945 in Richmond, Virginia) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist from Richmond, Virginia.
Beginning in 1897, Glasgow wrote twenty novels and many short stories, mainly about life in Virginia. Her own education had been rudimentary, a fact Glasgow compensated for by reading widely. Today, her novels are regarded as more than just depictions of life in the Southern United States.
Read The Ancient Law by Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow, free from Google Books. The 1906 publication of Ellen Glasgow's novel The Wheel of Life drew critical acclaim and comparison with Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth, published by George Platt Brett, Sr. of Macmillan Publishers (United States) in 1905.
Ellen maintained a close lifelong friendship with James Branch Cabell, another notable Richmond writer. She spent many summers at her family's Bumpass, Virginia estate, the historic Jerdone Castle plantation, a venue that reappears in her writings.
On her passing in 1945, Ellen Glasgow was interred at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.