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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.) 8 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Book and heart: essays on literature and life, Chapter 8: local fiction (search)
her by Ian Maclaren; nor any three New England hamlets if painted respectively by Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary Wilkins, and Alice Brown. Miss Jewett will find in hers an element of higher breeding and more refined living. Her people will be more influethe good looks of the English people because of Du Maurier's pictures in Punch. The latest New England story-teller, Miss Alice Brown, is in a fair way to rank as the best of the three, because the widest, mellowest, and most genial. Her tales smacrwards to the lady herself, I was assured that she had never been near the place, and had scarcely even heard of it. Miss Alice Brown, writing her delightful sketch called Heart's-ease, describes Miss Lucinda, who, after a lifetime of bondage to her nges immediately into the wild delights, before prohibited, of riding on horseback and wearing flowers in her bonnet. Miss Brown, after writing this, heard for the first time of another maiden lady-also the daughter of a very repressive judge — who
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 6: the short story (search)
hich she herself had sprung, yet she held herself so firmly in control that her pictures are as sharp and cold as engravings on steel. With the nineties came the full perfection of short story art. Within their limited field A New England Nun and Main-Travelled Roads may not be surpassed. In another area of the short story James Lane Allen's Flute and violin stands by itself, and in still another such work as Margaretta Wade Deland's Old Chester tales, Grace King's Monsieur Motte, and Alice Brown's Meadow Grass. No more exquisite work, however, may be found in the whole range of the local colour school than that in Kate Chopin's (1851-1904) Bayou Folks (1894). She was of Celtic blood and spontaneously a storyteller. She wrote with abandon, yet always it was with the restrained art that we have got into the habit of calling French. Such stories as Desiree's Baby, the final sentence of which grips one by the throat like a sudden hand out of the dark, and Madame Celestin's Divorc
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
sta Cooper, 286 British Empire in America, 107 Broadway journal, the, 59, 61 Brock, Sallie A., 301 Brook Farm, 14, 20, 21, Brookfields, the (friends of Thackeray), 232 Brooklyn Eagle, the, 262 n., 263, 264, 270 Brooklyn Freeman, 264 Brooklyniana, 269 Brooklyn standard, 269 Brooklyn Union, 270 Brooks, Elbridge, 404 Brooks, Noah, 400, 405 Broomstick Train, the, 237 Brotherhood, 328 Bother Jonathan, 187 Brother Jonathan's lament for sister Caroline, 279 Brown, Alice, 390 Brown, Charles Brockden, 162 Brown, John, 6, 279 Browne, Charles Farrar, 157, 158, 159 Browne, Francis F., 303, 304 Browne, Sir, Thomas, 124, 349 Brownell, Henry Howard, 277-278, 279, 281, 282, 284, 285 Brownie books, 408 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 252 Browning, Robert, 137, 245 Brown of Ossawatomie, 279 Brownson, Rev. Orestes A., 166 Brownson's quarterly review, 166 Brown University, 219 Bruns, J. D., 308, 309, 311 Bryant, William Cullen, 40, 65,
beth Stuart Phelps, women with nerves; and finally the three artists who have written, out of the material offered by a decadent New England, as perfect short stories as France or Russia can produce-Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary Wilkins Freeman, and Alice Brown. These gifted writers portrayed, with varying technique and with singular differences in their instinctive choice of material, the dominant qualities of an isolated, in-bred race, still proud in its decline; still inquisitive and acquisitive,ere trader, a crank, a grim recluse; at best. endowed with an austere physical and moral beauty. Miss Jewett preferred to touch graciously the sunnier slopes of this provincial temperament, to linger in its ancient dignities and serenities. Miss Brown has shown the pathos of its thwarted desires, its hunger for a beauty and a happiness denied. Mary Wilkins Freeman revealed its fundamental tragedies of will. Two of the best known writers of New England fiction in this period were not nati
85 Beecher, H. W., 216-17 Belfry of Bruges, the, Longfellow 156 Bells, the, Poe 5-6,192 Biglow papers, the, Lowell 170, 172, 173 Black Cat, the, Poe 194 Blaine, J. G., quoted, 163 Blithedale romance, the, Hawthorne 145-46, 150-51 Boston news-letter, 60 Boy's town, a, Howells 250 Bracebridge Hall, Irving 91 Bradford, William, 28 Bradstreet, Anne, 36-37 Bridge, the, Longfellow 156 Briggs, C. F., quoted, 190 Brook Farm, 140, 143 Brooklyn Eagle, the, 199 Brown, Alice, 249, 250 Brown University, 62 Brownell, H. H., 225 Brownson, Orestes, 141 Bryant, W. C., one of the Knickerbocker Group, 89; personal appearance, 101; life and, writings, 101-106; died (1878), 255 Buffalo Bill, see Cody, W. F. Building of the ship, the, Longfellow 155 Burroughs, John, 262 By Blue Ontario's shore, Whitman 204 Byrd, William, 44 Cable, G. W., 246 Calef, Robert, 43 Calhoun, J. C., 215 Calvinism in New England, 18-19 Cambridge thirty years ago
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.), Book III (continued) (search)
ality, and conviction did not rise above picturesqueness. But in The great divide Moody caught the permanent passions of real people. This also may be said of Alice Brown's Children of earth (12 January, 1915), which won a $10,000 prize offered by Winthrop Ames in the hope that competition would bring forth the American masterpieces which popular belief imagined were hid under a bushel by the ruthless hand of the managers of commerce. Miss Brown committed extravagances in her desire to reflect the New England life she knows so well—an atmosphere which relates her to the school of fiction ably represented by Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, and—of the author's learning of the Southern problem from books read at Harvard University. It has none of the innate sincerity of Moody's The great divide or Alice Brown's Children of earth, written out of inherited feeling for spiritual yearnings and ancestral prejudices. Sheldon, cleverly alive to drama,—one of the many men who <
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.), Index (search)
., 203-4, 205, 206, 207 Briggs, C. F., 313 Brigham's destroying angel, 143 Bright, James Wilson, 459, 480 n. Brighton, 275 Brinsley, George, 183 Brinton, Daniel, 619, 620 Brisbane, Albert, 437 Brisk young lover, a, 510 Bristed, John, 432 Broadhurst, George, 289, 293 Brodhead, J. R., 173, 175, 179 Brooks, A. H., 167 Brooks, Phillips, 218-225 Brotherhead, W., 545 n. Brother Jonathan, 547 Brothers, Thos., 437 Brougham, John, 267, 268 Brown, A. J., 165 Brown, Alice, 291, 294 Brown, C. B., 68, 542, 546, 548 Brown, Frank M., 158 Brown, J. C., 183 Brown, John, 496 Brown, W., 438 Browne, Charles F., 4, 7, 22, 23, 375 Browne, Sir, Thomas, 34 Brownell, H. H., 496 Browning, E. B., 34 Browning, Robert, 34, 38, 54, 63, 64, 111, 372, 487 Brownlow, W. G., 340, 352 Brown of Harvard, 289 Brownson, O. A., 302, 303, 347 Brownson's quarterly Review, 301, 302, 303 Brown University, 210, 357, 392, 413, 443 Brugmann, 469 Bruhl, B., 58