George Henry Boker Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Barnes, James. “George H. Boker.” Nassau Literary Magazine 46, no. 2 (June 1890): 90-93.

Brief overview of Boker's life and works.

Beatty, Richmond Croom. “Bayard Taylor and George H. Boker.” American Literature 6, no. 3 (November 1934): 316-27.

Discussion of the celebrated friendship between Taylor and Boker and an examination of the influence they had on each other's writing.

Bradley, Sculley. “George Henry Boker and Angie Hicks.” American Literature 8, no. 3 (November 1936): 258-65.

Discussion of Angie King Hicks as the source of inspiration for many of Boker's unpublished sonnets.

Flory, Claude R. “Boker, Barrett, and the Francesca Theme in Drama.” Players: Magazine of American Theatre 50 (1975): 58-61.

Compares the published version of Boker's Francesca da Rimini with the version produced in 1882 by the actor Lawrence Barrett.

Hubbell, Jay B. “George Henry Boker, Paul Hamilton Hayne, and Charles Warren Stoddard: Some Unpublished Letters.” American Literature 5, no. 2 (May 1933): 146-65.

Discusses the correspondence between Boker, Hayne, and Stoddard during the years immediately following the Civil War, a period of great difficulty personally and professionally for Boker.

Kincaid, Arthur Noel. “Italian and English Sources of Boker's ‘Francesca da Rimini’ (1853).” American Transcendental Quarterly 1 (1969): 91-100.

Examination of Boker's acknowledged sources, such as Dante and Boccaccio, as well as unacknowledged influences, such as Byron and Leigh Hunt.

Shuman, R. Baird. “A Note on George Boker's Francesca da Rimini.American Literature 31, no. 4 (January 1960): 480-82.

Reprints a letter by Boker in which he acknowledges Dante and Boccaccio as the sources of his play.

Woods, Alan. “Producing Boker's Francesca da Rimini.Educational Theatre Journal 24, no. 4 (December 1972): 396-401.

Discussion of the University of Southern California's production of Francesca da Rimini in 1972.

Additional coverage of Boker's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Reference Guide to American Literature, Ed. 4.