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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 6 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 22 (search)
d under the benefit of their natural advantages, De Quincey holds. Yet he must remember that women, like men, or more than men, are influenced by current fashion; and letters, as well as anything else, may be conventional and over-elaborate. Miss Austen and Miss Anna Seward died within a few years of each other; but Miss Austen's novels are simple, direct, and graphic, while Miss Seward's letters, so filled with wit and anecdote that they are good reading to this day, almost always rise into Miss Austen's novels are simple, direct, and graphic, while Miss Seward's letters, so filled with wit and anecdote that they are good reading to this day, almost always rise into something inflated ere they close. Thus, after a delightful epistle to the then famous poet Hayley, sloe must needs close with this apology for too long a letter: But be still, thou repining heart of mine; stifle thy selfish regrets, and with a sincere benediction on thy favorite bard, that health, peace, and fame may long be his, arrest the pen thou art so prone to lead through thy mazes, governing it, as thou dost, with resistless despotism. Yet all this is simplicity itself compared to th
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 31 (search)
nd women's novels. It is a curious fact that Paris, to which the works of Jane Austen were lately as unknown as if she were an English painter, has just discovereet there is much truth in the theory. It certainly looked at one tine as if Miss Austen had thoroughly established the claim of her sex to the minute delineation of Miss Porter, Mrs. Opic, and even Miss Edgeworth, are now little read, while Miss Austen's novels seem as if they were written yesterday. But the curious thing isin the English tongue to-day it is the men, not the women, who have taken up Miss Austen's work, while the women show more inclination, if not to the big bow-wow styately dead, James and Howells among the living, are the lineal successors of Miss Austen. Perhaps it is an old-fashioned taste which leads me to think that neither borrowed from her. The minute study of character she left, unattempted, for Jane Austen to take up. It is plain that women novelists, like men, incline sometimes to
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 38 (search)
e its time on the false, crude, high-flown romanticism of the first Lord Lytton and his idealistic waxworks. There is always something very impressive in the way these young poets deal with after-ages; and it might be pointed out that Becky Sharp was practically a bigamist and probably an assassin; and why, moreover, select for condemnation a novelist who would have been meretricious even had he been a realist? The real question is whether there is only one kind of excellence. Because Miss Austen is good, is Scott without value? It being conceded that Becky Sharp is worth drawing, is Dorothea worthless? The error lies, like most errors, in narrowness. Non constat, it does not follow, that there can be no faithful drawing except of commonplace things. That done, why not go a step farther and draw the uncommonplace? Because any well-trained French artist at Barbizon can go out and paint a peasant, does it follow that Millet's art is valueless when he draws that peasant at a m
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, Index. (search)
rant, quoted, 212. Alumni, Society of Collegiate, 232, 235. American love of home, 281. Ampere, J. J., 248. Andersen, H. C., 265. Andrew, J. A., 38. Anglomania, 22. Aphrodite, 2. Apollo, Phoebus, 44, 47. Appleton, T. G., 22. Arab festivals, 226. Arnold, Matthew, quoted, 130. Also 133, 140, 248. Artemis, 2. Aryan race, traditions of the, 46. Astell, Mary, quoted, 89. Athena, 45. Audrey, 102. Auerbach, Berthold, quoted, 14. aunts, maiden, 38. Austen, Jane, quoted, 113. Also 156, 157, 160, 194. Authorship, difficulties of, 151, 202. B. Babies, exacting demands of, 41. Badeau, General, Adam, quoted, 103, 128. Bancroft, H. H., 225. Barnum, P. T., 108. Barton, Clara, 20. Baeudelaire, Charles, 302. Baxter, Richard, 34. Beach, S. N., quoted, 143. Beaconsfield, Lord, quoted, 271. Beethoven, L. yon, 252. Bell, A. G., 99, 209. Bell, Currer. See Brontie, Charlotte. Bickerdyke, Mother, 20. Birds at midsummer, 304.