Elia Wilkinson Peattie
Born: January 15, 1862 in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Died: July 12, 1935 Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Peattie moved with her family to Chicago when she was young. Biography: Elia Peattie was a Chicago journalist, novelist and short-story writer. Peattie began her career as a reporter with the Chicago Tribune in 1884 and eventually held the influential post of literary editor of the Tribune from 1901 to 1917. She published hundreds of short stories and 32 books, including The Precipice (1914), perhaps her best novel. Others include Lotta Embury's Career (1915), The Newcomers (1916), and Sarah Brewster's Relatives (1916). She was the mother of naturalist Donald Culross Peattie.
- -- Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990
|JOURNEY THROUGH WONDERLAND :
ISBN: 133059519X OCLC: 975476405 FORGOTTEN Books, [Place of publication not identified], 2015.
ISBN: 1177240874 OCLC: 944671662 Nabu Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.
|Our chosen land. a romantic story of america from the time of its discovery.
ISBN: 1175323322 OCLC: 945355751 Nabu Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.
|Story of america, containing the romantic incidents of history, from the discovery of ... america to the present time (classic reprint).
ISBN: 1331017963 OCLC: 982521795 FORGOTTEN Books, [Place of publication not identified], 2015.
ISBN: 9781620118405 OCLC: 872369720 This ambitious novel of ideas served as an important fulcrum in the growing canon of feminist literature that began to emerge in the early twentieth century. In it, Peattie follows the life of protagonist Kate Barrington--as well as a full cast of other women--as she navigates the challenges of what it means to be female in a new era of opportunity.