Elinor Glyn (1864 – 1943), born Elinor Sutherland, was a British novelist and scriptwriter who specialised in risqué romantic fiction which was considered scandalous for its time. She popularized the concept of It. She had tremendous influence on early 20th century popular culture, and perhaps on the careers of notable Hollywood stars such as Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, and Clara Bow. Every one who has read "The Visits of Elizabeth," in which a girl of seventeen describes her adventures to her mother in a series of entertaining and clever letters, has instinctively asked the question: "What sort of woman was Elizabeth's Mother?" Perhaps an answer that will satisfy all will be found in the following "Letters of her Mother to Elizabeth." In this book: Three Weeks Beyond The Rocks, A Love Story His Hour Red Hair The Reason Why The Damsel and the Sage, A Woman's Whimsies The letter of her mother to Elizabeth
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Elinor Glyn was a British writer best known for pioneering mass-market women s erotic fiction and popularizing the concept of the It Girl, which had a profound influence on 20th century popular culture and the careers of Gloria Swanson and Clara Bow. In addition to her work as a scriptwriter for silent movies, Glyn was one of the earliest female directors. Elinor Glyn s elder sister was fashion designer Lady Duff-Gordon, who survived the tragic sinking of the Titanic. Over the duration of her career Glyn penned more than 40 works including such titles as Three Weeks, Beyond the Rocks, and Love s Blindness. Elinor Glyn died in 1943.
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