Author:Susan Keating Glaspell

Susan Glaspell

American playwright, novelist, journalist and actress. Known for her semi-autobiographical tales, often set in her native Midwest, which explored contemporary social issues. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her play Alison's House (1930); and her one-act play Trifles (1916) is frequently cited as one of the greatest works of American theater.

Susan Glaspell



One-Act PlaysEdit

  • Suppressed Desires (1915) with George Cram Cook
  • Trifles (1916), adapted into the short story A Jury of Her Peers (1917)
  • Close the Book (1917)
  • The Outside (1917)
  • The People (1917)
  • Woman's Honor (1918)
  • Tickless Time (1918), with George Cram Cook
  • Free Laughter (1919), first published, 2010

Full-Length PlaysEdit

  • Bernice (1919)
  • Inheritors (1921)
  • The Verge (1921)
  • Chains of Dew (1922), published for the first time in 2010
  • The Comic Artist (1927), co-written with Norman Matson
  • Alison's House (1930), [1931 Pulitzer Prize for Drama]
  • Springs Eternal (1943), published for the first time in 2010


  • The Glory of the Conquered (1909)
  • The Visioning (1911)
  • Fidelity (1915)
  • Brook Evans (1928)
  • Fugitive's Return (1929)
  • Ambrose Holt and Family (1931)
  • The Morning is Near Us (1939)
  • Norma Ashe (1942)
  • Judd Rankin's Daughter (1945)

Short story collectionsEdit

  • Lifted Masks (1912)
  • A Jury of Her Peers (1917)
  • Her America: "A Jury of Her Peers" and Other Stories by Susan Glaspell (2010), edited by Patricia L. Bryan & Martha C. Carpentier.


  • The Road to the Temple (1926), a biography of George Cram Cook
  • Cherished and Shared of Old (1926) children's book.

Individual short worksEdit


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1927.

The author died in 1948, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.