Mary N. Murfree Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Short Story Criticism)


Cary, Richard. Mary N. Murfree. New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., 1967, 192 p.

Comprehensive biography.

Parks, Edd Winfield. Charles Egbert Craddock. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1941, 258 p.

Biographical and critical work on Murfree.


Carleton, Reese M. "Mary Noailles Murfree: An Annotated Bibliography." American Literary Realism 1870-1910, 7, No. 4 (Autumn 1974): 293-378.

Annotated bibliography with short critical introduction.


Becker, May Lamberton. Introduction to "Electioneerin' on Big Injun Mounting." In Golden Tales of the Old South. pp. 175-76. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1930.

Biographical introduction with positive assessment of Murfree's style.

Ensor, Allison. "The Geography of Mary Noailles Murfree's In the Tennessee Mountains." Mississippi Quarterly XXXI (Spring 1978): 191-99.

Focuses on places and place names in Murfree's short stories.

Orgain, Kate Alma. "Mary Noailles Murfree (Charles Egbert Craddock)." In Southern Authors in Poetry and Prose, pp. 214-23. New York: Neale Publishing Co., 1908.

Overview of Murfree's life with a few critical remarks.

Payne, William Morton. A review of The Mystery of Witch-Face Mountain and Other Stories. The Dial (16 March 1896): 173-74.

Maintains that while the stories in this volume retain much of the quality of her earlier work, Murfree tends to stretch "too far" for synonyms.

Simpson, Claude M., ed. Introduction to "The 'Harnt' That Walks Chilhowee." In The Local Colorists: American Short Stories, 1857-1900, pp. 204-05. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1960.

Comments on the principal themes, style, and characters of this short story.

Additional coverage of Murfree's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Gale Research: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 122; and Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 12, 74.