Born in Claremont, New Hampshire, Constance Fenimore Woolson was an American writer who first published fiction and essays in magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly and Harper’s Magazine. Her first full-length publication was a children’s book, The Old Stone House (1873), and in 1875 she published her first volume of short stories, Castle Nowhere: Lake-Country Sketches. From 1873 to 1879 Woolson wintered with her mother in St. Augustine, Florida. During these winter visits she traveled widely in the South, which gave her material for another collection of short stories, Rodman the Keeper: Southern Sketches (1880).
- Rodman the Keeper
- “Rodman the Keeper” is a powerful tale that highlights the irreconcilable differences between Northern and Southern cultures, with dignity and sympathy allotted to representative characters of both worlds.
- The Florida Beach
- The speaker describes and reflects upon the scenery of a Florida beach.
- Yellow Jessamine
- The author describes a much revered flower that decorates the landscape of Florida.
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