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Elinor Glyn Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 10 pages of information about the life of Elinor Glyn.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Elinor Glyn

Elinor Glyn, glamorous socialite, incessant traveler, and romantic novelist, reached the peak of her celebrity in the autumn of 1907, when she published Three Weeks. Soon a naughty rhyme was circulating in New York and London society, cleverly mocking the novel's central scene, in which the heroine, reclining seductively on a tiger skin, seduces the spellbound hero:


Would you like to sin

with Elinor Glyn

on a tiger skin"

Or would you prefer

to err with her

on some other fur"


Within two years the novel had sold two million copies worldwide, largely because of its scandalous reputation. Much later, in 1957, Meredith Wilson's Broadway tribute to American small-town life in turn-of-the-century Iowa, The Music Man, included a scene in which Marion the Librarian defends her choice of teenage books to the mayor's wife, Mrs. Shin. Would she not rather have her daughter read the classics than the novels of...

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