Constance Fenimore Woolson: The Front Yard and other Italian Stories

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Constance Fenimore Woolson's The Front Yard and Other Italian Stories was published posthumously, in 1895, but all the pieces included in the volume – “The Front Yard”, “Neptune's Shore”, “A Pink Villa”, “The Street of the Hyacinth”, “A Christmas Party” and “In Venice” – had previously appeared in prestigious literary journals such as The Atlantic Monthly and Harper's New Monthly Magazine. These stories, the result of the author's long residence in Italy in the last years of her life, have often been compared to the better-known “Italian” works of Woolson's friend Henry James. Only “The Street of the Hyacinth”, and “In Venice”, however, may be accurately described as “…

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Buonomo, Leonardo. "The Front Yard and other Italian Stories". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 August 2001
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