“Story of an Obstinate Corpse” by Elia W. Peattie

by kattomic

“Story of an Obstinate Corpse” by Elia W. Peattie

03.14.12

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Peattie was another one of those remarkable 19th century women writers who blazed a trail for today’s writers. She left school at 14, but was an auto-didact who ended up working for a string of newspapers including the Chicago Tribune and the Omaha World-Herald, where she was chief editorial writer.  She also wrote a number of short stories for the top magazines of the day, including Century and Cosmopolitan. The protagonist of this story, Virgil Hoyt, is a photographer’s assistant with a whimsical view of the world, and a true dislike of taking pictures of corpses.  You can find the story here on a site dedicated to Peattie and her work.

See you tomorrow!

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