series ( 1992), edited by Torsney, that includes early critical assessments and both reprinted and new essays. Torsney studies Woolson's work in the context of her life story and nineteenth-century culture, paying particular attention to the dilemmas faced by the artist-heroines in her stories. Dean's study, subtitled Homeward Bound, employs a thematic approach to trace the pervasive idea of "home" through Woolson's life and work. Dean concludes by arguing that readers should study Woolson's writing for the insights it has to offer on nineteenth-century issues such as rising industrialism, demographic change, race relations, ethnic identity, and socially prescribed gender roles and that critics should at last build Woolson a home in the literary canon (199-200).
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Torsney, Cheryl B. Constance Fenimore Woolson: The Grief of Artistry. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989.
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Woolson, Constance Fenimore. Women Artists, Women Exiles: "Miss Grief" and Other Stories. Edited by Joan Myers Weimer. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1988.
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