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Constance Fenimore Woolson : Portrait of a Lady Novelist / Anne Boyd Rioux.

Rioux, Anne Boyd. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780393245097 (hb.)
  • Physical Description: 391 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840-1894), who contributed to Henry James's conception of his heroine Isabelle Archer in The Portrait of a Lady, was one of the most accomplished American writers of the nineteenth century. Yet today the best-known (and most-misunderstood) facts of her life are her relationship with James and her probable suicide in Venice. Anne Boyd Rioux uncovered new sources in writing this first full-length biography that evokes Woolson's dramatic life and reaffirms her literary stature.
Subject: Woolson, Constance Fenimore, 1840-1894.
Women novelists, American.
Women and literature > United States > History > 19th century.

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