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The Resource Constance Fenimore Woolson : collected stories, [Constance Fenimore Woolson] ; Anne Boyd Rioux, editor

Constance Fenimore Woolson : collected stories, [Constance Fenimore Woolson] ; Anne Boyd Rioux, editor

Label
Constance Fenimore Woolson : collected stories
Title
Constance Fenimore Woolson
Title remainder
collected stories
Statement of responsibility
[Constance Fenimore Woolson] ; Anne Boyd Rioux, editor
Title variation
  • Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • Woolson collected stories
  • Constance Fenimore Woolson collected stories
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A landmark of literary recovery: the first major edition of an overlooked genius who in her lifetime was considered 19th-century America's greatest woman writer. In the eyes of her contemporaries, Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840-1894) ranked with George Eliot as one of the two greatest women writers of the English language. She wrote fiction of remarkable intellectual power that outsold those of her male contemporaries Henry James and William Dean Howells. James enshrined memories of his long, complicated friendship with Woolson in The Beast in the Jungle and The Wings of the Dove, and more recently Colm Tobin treated the relationship in his novel The Master. But Woolson's close association with James, and her likely suicide in Venice, have tended to overshadow her own literary accomplishments, pigeonholing her as a martyr to the male literary establishment. This volume, the most comprehensive gathering of Woolson's stories to date, represents the culmination of decades of recovery work done by scholars, and puts the focus back on the work, where it belongs. Set variously in the Great Lakes region, the post-Civil War South, and Europe, Woolson's short stories often concern outsiders of one kind or another-prophets and misfits living in remote landscapes, uneducated coal miners, impoverished spinsters, neglected nuns, a haunted caretaker of the dead, destitute southerners, and female artists driven to extreme behavior as they seek the admiration or approval of established (male) critics or writers. Woolson's minute realism captures both the social texture of her time and the inner emotional lives of these overlooked and marginalized characters. Most of all her writings startle us with their simmering intensity, their sensual descriptions of the environment, and refusal to smooth out the ambiguities and tensions that inevitably result from human efforts to communicate and connect. Her fiction is deeply human, resonating with a power across the centuries that makes them remarkably modern for today's readers."--
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UKMGB
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1840-1894,
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Woolson, Constance Fenimore
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1840-1894
  • 1840-1894
  • 1840-1894
  • 1840-1894
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  • Rioux, Anne Boyd,
  • Woolson, Constance Fenimore
  • Woolson, Constance Fenimore
  • Woolson, Constance Fenimore
  • Woolson, Constance Fenimore
Series statement
The Library of America series
Series volume
327
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Lakes Region (North America)
  • Southern States
  • Italy
  • Great Lakes Region
  • Italy
  • Southern States
Label
Constance Fenimore Woolson : collected stories, [Constance Fenimore Woolson] ; Anne Boyd Rioux, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This volume contains twenty-three stories by Constance Fenimore Woolson selected from the two short story collections published in the author's lifetime ... her two posthumously published collections ... and her uncollected stories."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rodman the keeper
  • Sister St. Luke
  • Miss Elisabetha
  • Old Gardiston
  • The south devil
  • In the cotton country
  • Felipa
  • King David
  • From The front yard and other Italian stories:
  • The front yard
  • From Castle Nowhere: Lake-Country sketches:
  • A pink villa
  • The street of the Hyacinth
  • From Dorothy and other Italian stories:
  • Dorothy
  • A transplanted boy
  • A Florentine experiment
  • At the Château of Corinne
  • Uncollected stories:
  • Miss Grief
  • In Sloane Street
  • Peter the parson
  • Chronology
  • Jeannette
  • Solomon
  • Wilhelmina
  • St. Clair Flats
  • The Lady of Little Fishing
  • From Rodman the keeper: southern sketches:
Control code
1129712203
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
724 pages
Isbn
9781598536508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129712203
Label
Constance Fenimore Woolson : collected stories, [Constance Fenimore Woolson] ; Anne Boyd Rioux, editor
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This volume contains twenty-three stories by Constance Fenimore Woolson selected from the two short story collections published in the author's lifetime ... her two posthumously published collections ... and her uncollected stories."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rodman the keeper
  • Sister St. Luke
  • Miss Elisabetha
  • Old Gardiston
  • The south devil
  • In the cotton country
  • Felipa
  • King David
  • From The front yard and other Italian stories:
  • The front yard
  • From Castle Nowhere: Lake-Country sketches:
  • A pink villa
  • The street of the Hyacinth
  • From Dorothy and other Italian stories:
  • Dorothy
  • A transplanted boy
  • A Florentine experiment
  • At the Château of Corinne
  • Uncollected stories:
  • Miss Grief
  • In Sloane Street
  • Peter the parson
  • Chronology
  • Jeannette
  • Solomon
  • Wilhelmina
  • St. Clair Flats
  • The Lady of Little Fishing
  • From Rodman the keeper: southern sketches:
Control code
1129712203
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
724 pages
Isbn
9781598536508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129712203

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