cluded that in it "a difficult theme is so simply and exquisitely handled that the reader forgets to regard the result as a work of art, and thinks of it only as most pitiful fact" ( "Stories"340).
Most of Stuart's works no longer appeal to readers because of the very qualities that her contemporaries admired: her representation of Southern blacks and her sentimentality. However, despite what one would now call her very conservative views (except in the area of women's role), her fiction in the last decade or so is beginning to receive a more appropriate amount of critical attention.
Hutton, Laurence. "Literary Notes." Harper's 86 ( 1893): 349-352.
"Novel Notes." Bookman 6 ( 1897): 164.
Rankin, Daniel S. Kate Chopin and Her Creole Stories. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1932.
Review of A Golden Wedding. Critic 22 (n.s. 19) ( 1893): 377-378.
Stevens, Edwin Lewis. "Ruth McEnery Stuart." In Library of Southern Literature, edited by Edwin Anderson Alderman and Joel Chandler Harris. Vol. 11. New Orleans: Martin and Hoyt Co., 1909.
"Stories from Southern Life." Critic 31 (n.s. 28) ( 1897): 340-341.
Wheeler, Candace. "American Authoress of the Hour." Harper's Bazar 32 ( 16 December 1899): 1083-1084.
A Golden Wedding, and Other Tales. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1893.
The Woman's Exchange of Simpkinsville. New York and London: Harper, 1893.
Carlotta's Intended and Other Tales. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1894.
The Story of Babette, a Little Creole Girl. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1894.
Gobolinks, or Shadow-Pictures for Young and Old. With Albert Bigelow Paine. New York: Century, 1896.
Solomon Crow's Christmas Pockets, and Other Tales. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1896.
Sonny. New York: Century, 1896.
In Simpkinsville: Character Tales. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1897.
The Snow-Cap Sisters: A Farce. New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1897.
Holly and Pizen, and Other Stories. New York: N.p., 1898.
Moriah's Mourning, and Other Half-Hour Sketches. New York: Harper, 1898.
Napoleon Jackson: The Gentleman of the Plush Rocker. New York: Century, 1902.
George Washington Jones: A Christmas Gift That Went A-Begging. Philadelphia: H. Altemus, 1903.
The River's Children: An Idyl of the Mississippi. New York: Century, 1904.
The Second Wooing of Salina Sue, and Other Stories. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1905.