Barnett, Louise K. "American Novelists and the 'Portrait of Beatrice Cenci'." The New England Quarterly 53, No. 2 (June 1980): 168-83.
Traces the use of the portrait and narrative of Beatrice Cenci—"the embodiment of victimization and crime on the level of the most ancient and absolute taboos, those against incest and parricide"—in the work of Hawthorne, Melville and Edith Wharton.
Becker, Allienne R. "'Alice Doane's Appeal': A Literary Double of Hoffman's Die Elixieredes Teufels." Comparative Literature Studies 23, No. 1 (Spring 1986): 1-11.
Examines the similarities between Hawthorne's...
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