New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1900. Original tan cloth decorated in dark green.
First Edition of Ellen Glasgow's third book -- a tale of the Reconstruction Era -- the first volume in a trilogy (followed by BATTLE-GROUND in 1902 and THE DELIVERANCE in 1904) that deals with life in Virginia from the end of the Civil war until the turn of the century. THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE is set in Kingsborough, Virginia (modeled upon Williamsburg), and portrays the social stress caused by the rise of the rural lower class during the years immediately after the Civil War. Ellen Glasgow, born and raised in Richmond, would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1942, for IN THIS OUR LIFE.
This is a handsome copy, fine except for the slightest of darkening of the spine. Item #11830