Welcome to the Gladys Fornell Project!

This project recovers and introduces a 20th century American woman writer, Gladys Fornell, and a transcription of her unpublished novel, Montel. Known during her lifetime as a playwright and an editor in academic publishing, Gladys Fornell’s attempts to publish fiction resulted in a complex, captivating narrative of an author striving for literary distinction. Montel is the culmination of Fornell’s publication attempts, written over a period of nearly thirty years and incurring countless revisions, modifications, and additions. For further information on Gladys Fornell and Montel, readers can visit Wooster’s Open Works to view this project’s written companion or the Newberry Library for archival materials.