"How Celia Changed Her Mind" and Selected Stories

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Rutgers University Press, 1986 - Fiction - 265 pages
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This anthology of fiction by Rose Terry Cooke contains eleven stories, drawn together for the first time in one volume, that reflect the whole spectrum of Cooke's career from the 1850s to the 1890s. It restores to American literature the work of a writer highly admired in her own day and increasingly recognized today as an important figure in the development of realism, the evolution of regionalism as a literary form, and the emergence of women writers in nineteenth-century fiction. Cooke's stories are rich literarily and historically; her command of dialect, ear for dialogue, dramatic sense, and ability to draw interesting, memorable characters all distinguish her work. This reissue of some of her best work represents an important contribution to the canon of American literature. Elizabeth Ammons is Associate Professor of English nd of American Studies at Tufts University. She is the editor of Critical Essays on Harriet Beecher Stowe and the author of Edith Wharton's Argument with America.
 

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Contents

My Visitation
14
The Ring Fetter
32
Freedom Wheelers Controversy with Providence
59
Mrs Flints Married Experience
93
How Celia Changed Her Mind 1 31
132
Miss Lucinda
151
DelysCow
182
Miss Beulahs Bonnet
196
Too Late
214
Some Account of Thomas Tucker
234
Explanatory Notes
261
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Ammons is Professor of English and of American Studies at Tufts University.

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