Reviews & Obituaries

Selected works of Constance Fenimore Woolson were printed (and reprinted) in several volumes of family biography by Woolson’s niece, Clare Benedict. To the uninitiated, they are confusing, thus this note. Five Generations: 1785-1923 is the general title for three volumes published in 1930: Voices Out of the Past (Vol. 1), Constance Fenimore Woolson (Vol. 2), and The Benedicts Abroad (Vol. 3). Benedict then reprinted the second volume of the series, Constance Fenimore Woolson, in 1932 and added selected published and unpublished materials in “Appendix A.” In this bibliography, the four volumes Benedict edited are referred to as: Benedict 1, Benedict 2, Benedict 3, Benedict 4 (1932).

Nineteenth-Century Reviews and Obituaries

Sources in this section are arranged chronologically.

[Howells, William Dean.]  “Recent Literature.” Review of Castle Nowhere:  Lake Country SketchesAtlantic Monthly 35 (June 1875): 736-737. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992; W. O. Howells:  Selected Literary Criticism. Vol. 1:  1859-1995.  Ed. Don Cook, et. al.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Press, 1993.

Review of Castle Nowhere: Lake Country SketchesLiterary World 5 (April 1, 1875): 172-173.

Review of Castle Nowhere: Lake Country Sketches.   Appletons 13(April 3, 1875): 438-439.

Review of Two Women.  New York Evening Post, January 15, 1877. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited by Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

“Miss Woolson’s Two Women.”  Cleveland Morning Herald, [n.d.]. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited by Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

[Burlingame, E. L.]  “Editor’s Table.”  Review of Two Women.  Appleton’s Journal 2 (June 1877):  570-571. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited by Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Middleton, Henry. “Constance Fenimore Woolson.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 3 (1879): 179.

Review of Rodman the KeeperDial 1 (May 1880): 13.

Review of Rodman the Keeper:  Southern Sketches. The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art (New York) new series vol. 31 (May 1880): 635. online

Review of Rodman the Keeper:  Southern Sketches.  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 61 (June 1880): 153. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited by Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

[Phillips, B.]  Review of Rodman the Keeper:  Southern Sketches.  New York Times, June 11, 1880: 3.  Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited by Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

[Perry, Thomas Sergeant.]  “Some Recent Novels.”  Review of Rodman the Keeper:  Southern Sketches.  Atlantic Monthly 46 (July 1880): 124-125. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited by Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Review of Rodman the Keeper: Southern Sketches.  Literary World (Boston) 3 (July 1880):  223. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited byCheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Review of Rodman the Keeper: Southern Sketches.  The Spectator (London) 53 (Junly 19, 1880): 24. online

“Miss Woolson’s Rodman the Keeper.”  Scribner’s Monthly Magazine 20 (August 1880):  633-634.  Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited by Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Scudder, Horace E.  “Recent American Fiction.”  [Review of Anne.] Atlantic Monthly 50 (July 1882): 111-115.

Review of Anne.  Literary World (Boston) 15 (July 1882):  227. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited by Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

_______.  The Critic 2(July 15, 1882): 187-188.

_______. “Literature of the Day.”   Lippincott’s Magazine 30 (July-December 1882): 214.

[Review of Anne.]  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 65 (August 1882):  478. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited by Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

“Miss Woolson’s Anne.  Century Magazine 24 (August 1882): 630. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited by Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

“Recent Novels.” Review of Anne.  Nation 31 (August 1882): 182. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited by Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Review of  For the Major:  A Novelette.  New York Times, June 16, 1883: 3. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Review of For the Major.  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 67 (July 1883):  316-317. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K.   Hall, 1992.

[Scudder, Horace.]  “American Fiction by Women.”  Review of  For the Major.  Atlantic Monthly 52 (July 1883):  119-121. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

“Woolson’s Anne.“  Academy and Literature 24 (July-December 1883): 41.

“Literature of the Day.”  Review of For The MajorLippincott’s Magazine 32 (July-December 1883): 230.

“Woolson’s For The Major.Academy and Literature 24 (July-December 1883): 109.

“Recent Novels.”  Review of For the Major.  Nation 9 (August 1883):  120. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

For the Major.  Literary World (Boston) 11 (August 1883):  261. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Alden, Henry Mills.  “Constance Fenimore Woolson.”  Harper’s Weekly 38 (February 3, 1894): 113-114.

Review of East Angels.  Dial 7 (May 1886-April 1887): 66.

East Angels.  Literary World (Boston) 24 (July 1886):  243. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

“A Romance of Florida.” Review of East Angels.  New York Times, June 6, 1886:  3. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Howells, William Dean.  “Editor’s Study.”  Review of East Angels.  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 73 (August 1886):  477-478.  Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Review of East Angels.  Nation 11 (November 1886):  396-397. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Howells, William Dean.  “Editor’s Study.”  Reviews of Castle Nowhere:  Lake Country Sketches and Rodman the Keeper:  Southern Sketches.  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 74 (February 1887):  482. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

[Scudder, Horace.]  “Recent Novels by Women.”  Review of East Angels.  Atlantic Monthly 59 (February 1887):  267-268. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.    Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Scudder, Horace.  “Recent American Fiction.”  Review of Jupiter Lights.  Atlantic Monthly 65 (January 1890):  126-128. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

“A Southern Romance.”  Review of Jupiter Lights.  New York Times, December 29, 1889:  2. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Review of Jupiter Lights.  Literary World (Boston) 4 (January 1890):  41. Reprint. In Critical  Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Review of Jupiter Lights. Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 80 (January 1890): 328.

Review of Jupiter Lights.  Athenaeum 98 (January 18, 1890): 81.

_______.  The Critic 16 (February 1, 1890): 51.

“Recent Fiction.”  Review of Jupiter Lights.  Nation 13 (March 1890):  225. Reprint. In Critical  Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Review of Jupiter Lights. Catholic World 50 (March 1890): 826-829.

Alden, Henry Mills.  “Constance Fenimore Woolson.”  Harper’s Weekly 38 (February 3, 1894): 113-114.

“Miss Woolson’s Last Book.”  Review of Horace Chase.  New York Times February, 10, 1894: 3.  Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

“Woolson’s Horace Chase.“  Academy and Literature 45 (January-June 1894): 434.

“Constance Fenimore Woolson.”  Dial 16 (January-June 1894): 92.

Review of Horace Chase.  Dial 16 (January-June 1894): 366.

“Constance Fenimore Woolson.”  The Critic 24 (February 3, 1894).

Sangster, Margaret E.  “Constance Fenimore Woolson.”  Harper’s Bazar 27 (February 3, 1894):  93-94.

“Recent Novels.”  Review of Horace Chase.  Nation 29 (March 1894):  233. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Review of Horace Chase.  Literary World (Boston) 24 (March 1894):  85. Reprint. In Critical  Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Review of Horace Chase. Harper’s Monthly Magazine 88 (March 1894): 650.

Review of Horace ChaseThe Critic 24 (April 21, 1894): 270

Warner, Charles Dudley.  “Editor’s Study:  Constance Fenimore Woolson.”  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 88 (May 1894):  966-967.  Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

“Monthly Record of Current Events:  Obituary.  Constance Fenimore Woolson.”  Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 88 (May 1894): 425.

Review of Dorothy.  Dial 19 (July-December 1895): 385.

Review of Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu. Dial 19 (July-December 1895): 380.

Review of The Front Yard. Dial 19 (July-December 1895): 385.

Review of The Front Yard and Other Stories. Harper’s Monthly Magazine 91 (September 1895): 648.

Review of Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu. Harper’s Monthly Magazine 91 (November 1895): 972.

“Miss Woolson’s Italian Stories.”  Review of Dorothy and Other Italian Stories.  New York Times, December 1, 1895:  31. Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Review of The Front Yard and Other Italian Stories. Critic 27:24 (December 28, 1895): 439-440.

“Recent Fiction.”  Reviews of The Front Yard and Other Italian Stories and Dorothy and Other Italian Stories.  Nation 12 (December 1895):  433; and 27 (February 1896):  181.  Reprint. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Ed. Cheryl Torsney.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1992.

Guilford, Linda T.  “Reminiscences of Constance Fenimore Woolson.”  MS. 484. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.  Reprinted. In Critical Essays on Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited by Cheryl B. Torsney, ed.  New York:  G.K. Hall & Company, 1992:  76-81.

                                 TWENTIETH-CENTURY REVIEWS
                        Sources in this section are arranged alphabetically.
 
 Anonymous. ”Constance Fenimore Woolson.”  Saturday Review of Literature 6 (December 21, 1929): 590.

_______.  Review of A Private Life of Henry James by Lyndall Gordon.  The Economist 349:8098 (December 12, 1998): 12.

Allen, Brooke.  Review of A Private Life of Henry James by Lyndall Gordon.  The New York Times Book Review 104:20 (May 16, 1999): 10.

Barker, Deborah.  “Review of Constance Fenimore Woolson:  The Grief of Artistry,” by Cheryl Torsney.  American Literature 62:4 (December 1990): 721.

_______.  Review of Homeward Bound by Sharon Dean.  American Literature 69.2 (June 1997): 420-421.

Barrish, P. Review of Constance Fenimore Woolson:  Perspsectives on Landscape and Art by Sharon  Dean.  American Literary Realism 37:1 (Fall 2004): 90-92.

Benardete, J. J. Review of Constance Fenimore Woolson by Sharon Dean.  Choice 33(June 1996): 1641.

Benedict, Clare.  “Selected Reviews.”  In Constance Fenimore Woolson.  London:  Ellis, 1930.  Reprint.  London:  Ellis, 1932.

Cowrie, Alexander.  Review of Constance F. Woolson by Rayburn S. Moore. American Literature 35:4 (January 1964): 541.

Fubank, P. N.  Review of A Private Life of Henry James by Lyndall Gordon. The Times Literary Supplement 4989 (November 13, 1998): 8.

Harris, S. K.  Review of Constance Fenimore Woolson by Cheryl Torsney.  Choice 27 (July/August 1990): 1829.

Hooper, Brad.  Review of A Private Life of Henry James by Lyndall Gordon.  Booklist 95:14 (March 15, 1999): 1284.

Hubbell, Jay B.  Review of Constance Fenimore Woolson by John Dwight Kern.  American Literature 7 (1935-1936): 235.

Ives, Nancy R.  Review of Back Talk by Joan Weimer.  Library Journal 119 (June 1, 1994):  124.

Kirby. D.  Review of A Private Life of Henry James by Lyndall Gordon. Choice 37:5 (January 2000): 931.

Klein, Marcus.  Review of A Private Life of Henry James by Lyndall Gordon. The New Leader 82:7 (June 14-28): 32.

Murdock, K. B. Review of Constance Fenimore Woolson by J. D. Kern. Modern Language Notes   51 (1936): 401.

O’Brien, S.  “Lives Intwined.”  Review of Back Talk by Joan Weimer.  The Women’s Review of Books 12:10 (July 1995): 38-39.

Ozick, Cynthia.  Review of A Private Life of Henry James by Lyndall Gordon. The New Republic 220:19 (May 10, 1999): 40.

Rothman, Sheila M.  Review of Back Talk by Joan Weimer.  The New York Times Book Review (October 16, 1994): 32.

Simon, Linda. Review of A Private Life of Henry James by Lyndall Gordon. The New England Quarterly 72:4 (December 1999): 617.

Scharnhorst, Gary.  Review of Homeward Bound by Sharon Dean.  American Literary Scholarship.    Durham:  Duke University Press, 1997.

Turner, Arlin.  Review of Constance Fenimore Woolson by J. D. Kern.  Georgia Review 17:4 (Winter 1964): 482.

Weimer, Joan Myers.  Review of Constance Fenimore Woolson’s Nineteenth Century:  Essays by Victoria Brehm.  Legacy 20:1 & 2 (2003): 201-202.

Yeazell, Ruth.  Review of A Private Life of Henry James by Lyndall Gordon. London Review of Books 21.23 (November 25, 1999):  17.

_______. Review of The Complete Letters of Constance Fenimore Woolson, ed. by Sharon Dean. London Review of Books 36.9 (May 8, 2014): 33-35.

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