In this 1918 Pulitzer Prize winning story, widower Roger Gale, struggles to deal with the way his children and grandchildren respond to the changing society. His family is the story of a sixty-year-old New York man who reflects on his life and the lives of his three daughters. The women represent three separate types--one, maternal, the second devoted to social movements, and the third living a happy and carefree existence--and the father sees something of himself in each. Ernest Poole was born in Chicago in 1888. He graduated from Princeton and worked as a journalist. He was active in social reforms, especially child labor.