Standard Name: Douglas, George
Birth Name: Gertrude Georgina Douglas
Styled: Lady Gertrude Georgina Douglas
Married Name: Lady Gertrude Georgina Stock
Pseudonym: George Douglas
Lady Gertrude Georgina Douglas (later Stock) wrote during the later nineteenth century under the name of London suburbs and farmers of the English countryside, the backward glens of Scotland where various classes stand on a footing of equality. One of her six novels is autobiographical, incorporating a nostalgic picture of the the lost happiness of her childhood. She also published short stories. Her work deserves more interest than it has received.. She used the novel both as a means of earning money and as a vehicle for expressing her and conservative (anti-women's-rights) position, with greater nuance in some works than others. She has the power of rendering social settings richly and convincingly: the slums inhabited by destitute workers, the prosperous artisans of the
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