The Visioning

Glaspell's second novel, The Visioning, was published in 1911 by Frederick A. Stokes. The following summary is from a 1911 review.

"A middle west army post furnishes the set- ting of this story by the author of "The glory of the conquered," and the heroine Katherine Waynworth Jones is a care-free, sunny army girl. Into the boasted exclusiveness of her convention-veneered society there comes by chance a young woman of another world who wakens the dominant womanhood in Katherine thru an appeal for sympathy and help. Then follow the awakening to a sense of real values in life, the discovery of the bungling of things that sends people on the downward track and the vision of a power to push on thru the dead things that seek to smother, to a "possible day when all would understand; when none would wish another ill or work another harm; when war and oppression and greed must cease, not because the laws forbade them, but because men's hearts gave them no place."

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX

Chapter X

Chapter XI

Chapter XII

Chapter XIII

Chapter XIV

Chapter XV

Chapter XVI

Chapter XVII

Chapter XVIII

Chapter XIX

Chapter XX

Chapter XXI

Chapter XXII

Chapter XXIII

Chapter XXIV

Chapter XXV

Chapter XXVI

Chapter XXVII

Chapter XXVIII

Chapter XXIX

Chapter XXX

Chapter XXXI

Chapter XXXII

Chapter XXXIII

Chapter XXXIV

Chapter XXXV

Chapter XXXVI

Chapter XXXVII


Chapter XXXIX

Chapter XL

Chapter XLI

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