Adrienne Morris

About me

When not writing about my characters populating Gilded Age Englewood, New Jersey,I herd goats, dream about the 1870’s and try (unsuccessfully) to control my dogs.

From my website

America’s First Addiction Crisis

LINK: America’s First Addiction Crisis Had Some Striking Parallels To Today   Tagged: Civil War fiction, historical fiction, opiate addiction, opium, The Novel

Fiction: The End of Innocence

The rest of the day hung like a weight around Thankful’s neck. Poor young Lydia cried and suffered. Captain Markham came home from a few weeks in the field and was informed about Thankful’s surprising inattention to important household duties. Thankful poured coffee for the couple and it took everything…

“The only effect I ardently long to produce by my writings is that those who read them should be better able to imagine and to feel the pains and the joys of those who differ from themselves.”

WHAT IS IT ABOUT MIDDLEMARCH? George Eliot’s take on fatuous female authors (and more) in this article about Eliot’s goodness. “The author then describes the many literary offenses these fatuous females commit. They are incompetent at verisimilitude: ‘Their intellect seems to have the peculiar impartiality of reproducing both what they…

 
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