You are here

Escapade

Evelyn Scott. Afterword by Dorothy M. Scura


BUY Paper · 321 pp. · 5.25 × 8.25 · ISBN 9780813916415 · $36.50 · Sep 1995

In 1913, at the age of nineteen, Elsie Dunn- later to be known as Evelyn Scott- turned her back on the genteel Southern world she was born into and ran off to Brazil with a married Tulane University dean more than twice her age. Living in tropical exile under assumed names, the couple produced a son and endured a grueling series of hardships and failures that would provide Evelyn Scott with the raw material for a singular work of fictionalized autobiography. That work, published in 1923 amid expressions of mingled outrage and admiration from the critical establishment, was Escapade.This new edition is enhanced by a thoughtful and appreciative critical afterword by Dorothy M. Scura that illuminates both the structure of the book and the beauty of its language while placing Scott within the continuum of feminist writers.

About the Author(s): 

Evelyn Scott was born in 1893 in Clarksvile, Tennessee. Her other books include The Narrow House; Narcissus; Background in Tennessee; and The Wave. Dorothy M. Scura is Professor of English at the University of Tennessee. Her edited books include Ellen Glasgow: New Perspectives and Ellen Glasgow: The Contemporary Reviews.

Interested in this topic?
Stay updated with our newsletters:

Related Books