This early work by Elinor Glyn was originally published in 1913 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Contrast and Other Stories' is a collection of short stories that include, 'Her Advice', 'Fragments', and others. She was the youngest daughter of a civil engineer, Douglas Southerland, and his wife Elinor Saunders. Elinor Glyn began her writing career in 1900 and was a pioneer of the risqué and romantic fiction genre. She went on to write many popular books such as 'Beyond the Rocks' (1906), 'Love's Blindness' (1926), and 'It' (1927), in which she coined the term 'It', meaning the animal magnetism that some individuals possess.