Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Witness to ReconstructionConstance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kathleen Diffley

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781617030253

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617030253.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 19 October 2017

Northeast Angels

Northeast Angels

Henry James in Woolson’s Florida

Chapter:
(p.232) Northeast Angels
Source:
Witness to Reconstruction
Author(s):

Geraldine Murphy

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617030253.003.0014

This chapter presents a reading of Woolson’s East Angels, which traces the encounters between a group of transplanted northerners and the local Floridians: the impoverished gentry, the African American house servants and field hands, and the poor whites of the region. It examines the “lapidary comedy of North/South manners” in the novel. It then considers the novel’s ultimate tragedy and, through it, Woolson’s unsparing commentary on James.

Keywords:   Constance Fenimore Woolson, northerners, Floridians, Henry James

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.