The Iron Woman (novel)
|Publisher||Harper & Brothers|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
|Preceded by||The Awakening of Helena Richie|
|Followed by||The Rising Tide|
The Iron Woman is a novel of manners by the American writer Margaret Deland (1857–1945) set in the 19th century fictional locale of Mercer, an Ohio River community that represents Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The novel tells the story of Mrs. Maitland, a leathery old widow who owns and operates an iron mill. Her devotion to a Puritanical work ethic alienates her son Blair, who though he stands to inherit the business, is headstrong and in love with Elizabeth Ferguson, a match Mrs. Maitland disapproves of.
It was first published in installments in Harper's Monthly from November 1910 through October 1911.
- Deland, Margaret (1911). The Iron Woman. New York: Harper & Brothers.
- Demarest, David P. (1976). From These Hills, From These Valleys: Selected Fiction about Western Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-1123-X.
- Reep, Diana C. (1985). Margaret Deland. Boston: Twayne Publishers. ISBN 0-8057-7420-3.
- The Iron Woman (1911) (Project Gutenberg Entry:
- The Iron Woman by Margaret Wade Campbell Deland at Project Gutenberg) (Google Books e-text)
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