Update by Anne Boyd Rioux, biographer of Constance Fenimore Woolson.
Woolson’s Collected Stories are now available in a new edition from the Library of America, which aims to champion “our nation’s cultural heritage by publishing America’s greatest writing in authoritative new editions. Widely recognized as the definitive collection of American writing, Library of America editions . . . showcase the vitality and variety of America’s literary legacy. ” [From the publisher’s website.]
From the Library of America’s Website:
When Constance Fenimore Woolson died in Venice in 1894 at the age of fifty-three, having jumped or fallen out of a third-story window, she was memorialized in all the major American papers, compared with George Eliot, Jane Austen, and the Brontës as one of the greatest women writers in English. In her lifetime, her novels and story collections enjoyed not only critical esteem but also commercial success of a kind her male rivals (and friends) Henry James and William Dean…
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