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Trifles (1916): Library Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Susan Glaspell's Trifles

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Read or Search Glaspell's Trifles Online

Full text of Glaspell's Trifles is available on the Web at:

Print copies are also available in Truxal Library.

Reference Materials

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about Trifles. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • American Writers [supl 3, part 1]
  • Contemporary Authors [vol 154]
  • Critical Survey of Drama [vol 3]
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 7: Twentieth-Century American Dramatists [part 1]
  • Drama Criticism [vol 10]
  • Drama for Students [vol 8]
  • Masterplots II: Women's Literature Series [vol 5]
  • Twentieth-Century Literature Criticism (TCLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vols 55, 175] - check under Trifles in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
    • [vol 94] - locate the topical essay "Women in Modern Literature"

Books & Audio/Visual Materials

Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for:

  • Glaspell, Susan

You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about Susan Glaspell, as well criticism and interpretation of her work.

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Research Guide to Theater

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Visit our Research Guide to Theater Arts

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