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Gerould, Katharine (1879–1944)

Gerould, Katharine (1879–1944)

American author. Name variations: Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould. Born Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton, Feb 6, 1879, in Brockton, Massachusetts; died July 27, 1944, in Princeton, New Jersey; dau. (possibly adopted from within the family) of Rev. Bradford Morton Fullerton (Congregational minister) and Julia Maria (Ball) Fullerton; attended Miss Folsom's School in Boston; Radcliffe College, AB, 1900, AM, 1901; m. Gordon H. Gerould (medievalist and professor at Princeton), June 1910; children: Christopher Gerould (writer) and Sylvia Gerould.

Known primarily for her many essays on literary criticism and social and political themes, published collections of essays Modes and Morals (1920) and Ringside Seats (1937); also contributed stories to Atlantic Monthly, Harper's and Scribner's, among others; novels include A Change of Air (1917) and The Light That Never Was (1931).

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