“Handsome blowsy Caroline”: ritrarre Caroline Fitzgerald

Maria Chiara Brandolini

Abstract


With this review, we aim to show the value of a recently published volume, that portrays a 19th-century American lady, Caroline Fitzgerald, living in Henry James’ cultural and intellectual environment. Thanks to unpublished letters and a detailed investigation of her life, the author allows us to follow the dreams, aspirations and travels of this unconventional lady, along with those of her two brothers.


Keywords


Henry James; letters; portrait; travelling; 19th-century Europe

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/LEA-1824-484x-24432



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