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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Hurst, Fannie

HURST, FANNIE, an American writer; born in St. Louis, in 1889. She graduated from Washington University in 1909 and carried on post-graduate studies at Columbia. She made a special study of the stage and shop girl and other women workers, and her stories of life in these circles won her quick and wide reputation. Her published writings include: “Just Around the Corner” (1914); “Gaslight Sonatas” (1916). She also wrote several plays, including “The Land of the Free” (1917); “The Good Provider” (1917). She contributed much to magazines.