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Deland, Margaret: The Awakening of Helena Richie. V1.
Margaret Deland (nee Margaretta Wade Campbell) (February 23, 1857 - January 13, 1945) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and poet. She also wrote an autobiography in two volumes.
She was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (today a part of Pittsburgh). In 1880 she married Lorin F. Deland. They took in and supported unmarried mothers; it was at this period she began to write. Her poetry collection The Old Garden was published in 1886. Deland received a Litt.D. from Bates College in 1920.
She is known principally for the novel John Ward, Preacher (1888), and her 'Old Chester' books, based on her early memories of Maple Grove and Manchester, Pittsburgh communities where she grew up.
The Awakening of Helena Richie is a novel set in the 19th century fictional locale of Old Chester, a Western Pennsylvania rural village near Pittsburgh.The novel tells the story of a new resident of Old Chester, Helena Richie, and examines American society's double standard of morality for women.It was first published in installments in Harper's Monthly from January through July 1906.
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