Southworth, E. D. E. N. (1819 – 1899)

26 December 1819 – 30 June 1899

Image Information:

Photographer: Rice, Washington, D.C. Date: about 1876 Occasion: new haircut Source: The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University Permissions:
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Pertinent Archives:

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Legacy References:

Carpenter, Lynette. “Double Talk: The Power and Glory of Paradox in E.D.E.N. Southworth’s The Hidden Hand.” Legacy 10.1 (1993):  17-30.

Coultrap-McQuin, Susan. “Review of E. D. E. N. Southworth’s The Hidden Hand or, Capitola the Madcap.” Legacy 5.2 (1988):  70-71.

Elliott, Mary. “When Girls Will Be Boys: ‘Bad’ Endings and Subversive Middles in Nineteenth-Century Tomboy Narratives and Twentieth-Century Lesbian Pulp Novels.” Legacy 15.1 (1998):  92-97. [GW]  [LION]

Fulton, DoVeanna S. “Review of Venetria K. Patton’s Women in Chains: The Legacy of Slavery in Black Women’s Fiction.” Legacy 17.2 (2000):  230-31. [GW]  [LION]

Harris, Susan K. “The House that Hagar Built: Houses and Heroines in E.D.E.N. Southworth’s The Deserted Wife.” Legacy 4.2 (1987):  17-30.

Jones, Paul Christian. “‘I put my fingers around my throat and squeezed it, to know how it feels’: Antigallows Sentimentalism and E. D. E. N. Southworth’s The Hidden Hand.” Legacy 25.1 (2008):  41-61. [MUSE]  [LION]

Jones, Anne Goodwyn. “Review of Mary Kelley’s Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth Century America.” Legacy 2.2 (1985):  74-75.

Levander, Caroline Field. “Review of Karen Tracey’s Plots and Proposals: American Women’s Fiction, 1850-90.” Legacy 17.2 (2000):  235. [GW]  [LION]

Rodier, Katharine. “Review of Caroline Field Levander’s Voices of the Nation: Women and Public Speech in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture.” Legacy 16.2 (1999):  205. [GW]  [LION]

Sofer, Naomi Z. “Review of Deborah Barker’s Aesthetics and Gender in American Literature: Portraits of the Woman Artist and Linda M. Grasso’s The Artistry of Anger: Black and White Women’s Literature in America, 1820-1860.” Legacy 20.1 (2003):  211-12. [GW]  [LION]

Weinstein, Cindy. “What did you mean?”: Marriage in E.D.E.N. Southworth’s Novels Legacy 27.1 (2010):  43-60. [MUSE]  [GW]  [LION]