Constance Fenimore Woolson Further Reading

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(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

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Alden, Henry Mills. "Constance Fenimore Woolson." Harper's Weekly XXXVIII, No. 1937 (February 3, 1894): 113–14.

An obituary that traces the late stages of Woolson's literary career.


Dean, Sharon. "Constance Fenimore Woolson and Henry James: The Literary Relationship." Massachusetts Studies in English VII, No. 3 (1998): 1–9.

Details the mutual influence of Woolson and Henry James.

Gingras, Robert. '"Hepzibah's Story': An Unpublished Work by Constance Fenimore Woolson." Resources for American Literary Study X, No. 1 (Spring 1980): 33–46.

Introduces an early short story by Woolson which is set in the Great Lakes region.

Hubbell, Jay B., ed. "Some New Letters of Constance Fenimore Woolson." The New England Quarterly XIV, No. 4 (December 1941): 715–35.

Woolson's correspondence with Southern poet Paul Hamilton Hayne between 1875 and 1880.

Kern, John Dwight. Constance Fenimore Woolson: Literary Pioneer, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Birmingham, 1934, 198 p.

Examines Woolson's use of Great Lakes settings in two novels and numerous short stories.

Kitterman, Mary P. Edwards. "Henry James and the Artist-Heroine in the Tales of Constance Fenimore Woolson." In Nineteenth-Century Woman Writers of the English-Speaking World, edited by Rhoda B. Nathan, pp. 45–59. New York: Greenwood Press, 1986.

Studies Woolson's relationship with Henry James and its impact on her literary and emotional life.

Rowe, Anne. "Constance Woolson and Southern Local Color." In The Enchanted Country: Northern Writers in the South: 1865–1910, pp. 54–73. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1978.

Describes Woolson's sensitive depiction of the South during Reconstruction.

Torsney, Cheryl B. Introduction to "Miss Grief." Legacy 4, No. 1 (Spring 1987): 11–25.

Argues that this short story can be read as a study in class conflict as well as one in literary influence.

Weir, Sybil B. "Southern Womanhood in the Novels of Constance Fenimore Woolson." The Mississippi Quarterly XXIX, No. 4 (Fall 1976): 559–68.

Contests the notion that Woolson was uncritically sympathetic toward Southern culture.