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ISBN: 1555535623Издательство: Northeastern University Press
Год издания: 2003
Book DescriptionMost widely-known today as the author of ?The Morgesons? (1862), her first of three novels, Elizabeth Stoddard was also a prolific writer of short stories, children's tales, poems, essays, travel writing, and journalism pieces. This anthology now makes available for the first time selections from Stoddard's too-long neglected literary production of short fiction. Originally published between 1859 and 1890 in such magazines as ?Harper's Monthly,? ?Harper's Bazaar,? and the ?Atlantic Monthly,? the sixteen stories included here demonstrate the versatility of a fascinating writer who was one of the most original and unique voices in nineteenth-century American literature. A pioneering predecessor of regionalist authors Mary Wilkins Freeman, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Kate Chopin, as well as a precursor of American modernism, Stoddard's writing is remarkable for its almost total lack of sentimentality, pervasive use of irony,...