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  • Story of tragic love triangle illustrates women's struggles at end of the Gilded Age

    Image showing the book cover of "The Gilded Edge" and a black-and-white headshot of Catherine Prendergast.

    English professor Catherine Prendergast wrote about a tragic love triangle among members of a bohemian writers’ colony at the turn of the 20th century in her new book, “The Gilded Edge.” She also detailed the challenges of researching the lives of the women involved, when society and its historical record were dominated by men.

    Courtesy Catherine Prendergast

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  • Editor’s note: To contact Catherine Prendergast, email cprender@illinois.edu.