unlaurelled


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Adj.1.unlaurelled - not crowned with laurel; having no acclaim or reward; "the unlaureled heroism of endurance"- Francis Parkman
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Her purpose in writing these stories would be achieved, she says in her Preface, if the book's "readers will receive a more correct impression of some unlaurelled laborers for the public amusement than is generally entertained."(2) To expose both the trials of those who never achieve anything more than evanescent fame and to raise "the curtain of prejudice" from the lowly are Mowatt's stated themes.
In creating a fiction of a woman's quick destruction, Mowatt represents far more than an author's wish to give humanity to "unlaurelled laborers" and prove that women in the theater can be virtuous.