Constance Fenimore Woolson: Dorothy and other Italian Stories

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Constance Fenimore Woolson's last work of fiction, Dorothy and Other Italian Stories, was published posthumously in 1896. It includes five stories – “Dorothy”, “A Transplanted Boy”, “A Florentine Experiment”, “A Waitress”, and “At the Château of Corinne” – all of which had previously appeared in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, with the exception of “A Florentine Experiment,” which had been published in The Atlantic Monthly. Like Woolson's previous “Italian” collection, The Front Yard, Dorothy presents American characters in an Old World setting and examines the ways in which the local environment and people affect the visitors from across the Atlantic. In “Dorothy” a…

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Buonomo, Leonardo. "Dorothy and other Italian Stories". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 November 2001
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