Authors Posts by Ariel Clark Silver

Ariel Clark Silver

Ariel Clark Silver is the author of The Book of Esther and the Typology of Female Transfiguration in American Literature (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) and a contributor to Esther in America (Maggid, 2020), writing on "Esther as an American Abolitionist." Her work centers on women, religion, and literature in nineteenth-century American culture.

Queen Aster and Queen Esther

Ariel Clark Silver describes how Queen Esther’s story inspired women’s rights activist Louisa May Alcott’s short fable of an Aster who wisely ruled the kingdom of the flowers.