Item #17647 An Easy Wheel and other Stories. Stories of Real Life. Gertrude Breslau Hunt.
An Easy Wheel and other Stories. Stories of Real Life.
An Easy Wheel and other Stories. Stories of Real Life.

An Easy Wheel and other Stories. Stories of Real Life.

Norwood Park, Ill. Published by the Author, [n.d., 1910]. First edition of this collection of five stories depicting working class and rural life (“An Easy Wheel,” “The Juggernaut’s Prey,” “Blind Tekla’s Story,” “Nero, a Tale of a Dog,” and “An Eviction”). The story “An Easy Wheel” was first published in Wayland’s Monthly in 1900. Some creasing and dustsoiling to wrappers. Two faint contemporary pencil ownership signatures (Bessie Dashnia?) to back cover. Clean throughout. A very good copy of a scarce work. Publisher’s brown paper wrappers with portrait of the author. 5 x 8 in. 48 pp. Item #17647

Gertrude Breslau Hunt (1869 – 1952) was a suffragist, socialist organizer, and one of the leading writers for the Socialist Party of America. She was writing for socialist publications by 1902 and rose to prominence as a national leader in the Socialist Party by 1907, even serving as a delegate from Pennsylvania at the 1912 Convention of the Socialist Party of America. Hunt was also instrumental in freeing Fred Merrick, editor of the leftist magazine Justice, after he was jailed for libel in the Western Penitentiary in Pennsylvania. Hunt was able to document and reveal the brutal treatment of prisoners in the penitentiary, which resulted in Merrick’s release. In the last two decades of her life, Hunt joined the Democratic party and became the state Democratic vice-chairman for Pennsylvania. She continued to participate in political organizing into her seventies and gave a speech alongside Senator Joseph F. Guffey at a Pennsylvania Democratic rally in 1940.

OCLC records only three copies (Northern Illinois University, Duke, Ohio State).

Price: $275.00

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