Ruth Hall: A Domestic Tale of the Present TIme (Penguin Classics)
- Publish Date: 1997-02-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Fanny Fern
InÂ Ruth Hall, one of the bestselling novels of the 1850s, Fanny Fern drew heavily on her own experiences: the death of her first child and her beloved husband, a bitter estrangement from her family, and her struggle to make a living as a writer. Written as a series of short vignettes and snatches of overheard conversations, it is as unconventional in style as in substance and strikingly modern in its impact.