New York: E.P. Dutton, 1923. First Edition. Described on the jacket as "the novel of The Woman in Business," and dedicated "To the Working Women of America." Charles Norris was the brother of novelist Frank Norris, and the husband of author Kathleen Norris. A native of Chicago, Norris worked as a journalist for some years before finding success as a novelist and playwright whose prescient fiction dealt with such issues as modern education, hereditary and environmental influences, big business, ethics, and birth control.

An issue novel about women entering the work force. The heroine juggles home life and a career, finally sacrificing her marriage in order to rise to executive status in a publishing company. Though not thought of today as one of the author's better known titles, it was actually a sensation upon publication, with at least five printings in its first year and 17 printings overall. The first printing was quite small.

Some minute oxidation to the gilt on the front board, else Fine and apparently unread. Jacket is spectacular and unrestored, easily Near Fine.

Hanna 2640.

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