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Witness to Reconstruction: Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894

Kathleen Diffley (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030253
eISBN:
9781617030260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030253.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the wake of the Civil War, Constance Fenimore Woolson became one of the first northern observers to linger in the defeated states from Virginia to Florida. Born in New Hampshire in 1840 and raised ... More


William Dean Howells and the Touch of Exaggeration That Typifies

Henry B. Wonham

in Playing the Races: Ethnic Caricature and American Literary Realism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161946
eISBN:
9780199788101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161946.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines William Dean Howells' theoretical defence of realism as a representational mode suited to America's democratic sensibilities. Working with this understanding of realism's social ... More


Stepping out of the Frame: James's “Holbein”

in The Illustration of the Master: Henry James and the Magazine Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768740
eISBN:
9780804776233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768740.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on “The Beldonald Holbein,” one of the “tales of the artist” composed by Henry James for the magazines at the turn of the century. “The Beldonald Holbein” repeatedly alludes to a ... More


Epilogue

in The Illustration of the Master: Henry James and the Magazine Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768740
eISBN:
9780804776233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768740.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

One of Henry James's last stories, “Julia Bride” (1908), documents his conflicts at this stage of his career with editors, publishers, and illustrators. James wrote the story upon the suggestion of ... More


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