A Jury of Her Peers (Signed limited edition)
London: Ernest Benn, 1927.
London: Ernest Benn, 1927. First edition. One of 250 copies signed by the author on the limitation page. A Fine, bright copy in original publisher's wraps; internally fresh and unmarked.
A Jury of Her Peers is the short-story adaptation of Glaspell’s one-act play Trifles (1916), in which two women unravel the truth behind a murder—that a woman has killed her abusive husband—and hide the evidence to protect the accused from jail. Set in the Midwest, the story is an ode to rural communities and the power of female solidarity told through the lens of a crime. Glaspell was inspired by the reporting that she did for the Des Moines Daily News on Margaret Hossack’s murder trial. In its telling, readers must confront questions of morality, empathy, and justice. Fine (Item #5790)