Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, born Mary Gray Phelps, (August 31, 1844 – January 28, 1911) was an American author and an early advocate of clothing reform for women, urging them to burn their corsets.
4 Short Stories by Elizabeth Stuart Phelpsby Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
A Chariot of Fire - A working-man is seeking a means
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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps was also known as Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward. In most of her writings she used her mother's name "Elizabeth Stuart Phelps" as a pseudonym, both before and after her marriage in 1888 to Herbert Dickinson Ward, a journalist seventeen years younger. She also used the pseudonym Mary Adams.
A Chariot of Fire - A working-man is seeking a means of reaching his humble home, miles away, overwrought with anxiety for his boy, who has been crushed in an accident. The father, denied elsewhere, makes his appeal at a private house. The owner, touched by the story of suspense, orders out his car, and himself guides the "chariot of fire" in a wild ride through the night.
Avery - Don't grow hysteric, whatever happens."
He sat down and put his arm around her. Five minutes ago she would have clung to him and poured her soul out on his breast--would have put up her hand to his cheek and blessed him and worshiped him, as a wife does--and would have spared him the worst of everything, and given him the best; refrained from complaint, and lavished hope; made little of her own suffering, and much of his distress for her sake, as this wife could.... Now, she lay quite still and irresponsive. She did not speak, but tried to smile gently upon him. Then he saw her color change, and he flung the window up--for he was startled--and held her to the air.
Comrades - A Civil War veteran, who has outlived all his companions, goes forth alone on Memorial Day to decorate their graves. His wife's devotion makes him realize that the title of comrade belongs to her even more than to the men who fell by his side in the ranks.
The Supply at Saint Agatha’s - The setting of the story is vigorous and skillful, the narrative is rapid and engrossingly interesting, and the revelation of the "Supply" reaches to the inmost thoughts and emotions of men.
Great fiction stories by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward.
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