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A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell (1917) – full text

A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell (1876 – 1948), a 1917 short story, is arguably this American author’s most enduring work. Certainly, it’s one of her most anthologized.

This short story was based on Glaspell’s 1916 one-act play, Trifles (you can also read the full text of Trifles here), also a widely anthologized work.

Both Trifles and A Jury of Her Peers were inspired by a true crime story that Glaspell covered as a reporter for theDes Moines Daily News in 1900. Read More→


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