REBECCA HARDING DAVIS: COMPLETE WORKS
Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910) is typically defined as a pioneering realist writer. As this site suggests, she was that and much more. She wrote in a wide range of genres--realism, romance, sketch, gothic, mystery, silhouettes, and many others. Equally important, Davis was not only a renowned fiction writer and essayist, she was a nationally recognized journalist, writing editorials for the New-York Tribune, the Philadelphia Press, and the New York World. She also was a prolific author of children's and young adullt literature. Examining the body of Davis's writings from the 1860s to 1910 reveals the extraordinary fange of cultural issues that she addressd over her lifetime.
For a better sense of Davis's breadth of subject matter, see the
CULTURAL CONTEXT ESSAYS
written by major Davis scholars. Find the essays in the Featured Collection block below or in the Browse Collection site above.
This is a work in progress; our goal is to provide the complete body of Davis's writings. So check back frequently as more items are added.
RECENTLY ADDED ITEMS:
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"Qualla" (1875, nonfiction)
"That Akers Girl" (1890, fiction)
"Penny Dreadfuls for All" (1903, nonfiction)
"The Good-for-Nothing" (1876, fiction)
"Losing Her Hold" (1889, fiction)
"The Cooking Club" (1887, children's/young adult)
"A Strange True Story" (1907, nonfiction)
"Men's Rights" (1869, nonfiction)
"The Asbestos Box" (1862, fiction)
"Why They Come to New England" (1892, nonfiction)
"Would Women Use the Ballot?" (1888, nonfiction)
Sharon M. Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Robin Cadwallader, St. Francis University
Donna Compbell, Washington State University
Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut
Janice Lasseter, Samford University
Alicia Mischa Renfroe, Middle Tennessee State University
Arielle Zibrak, University of Wyoming
For an extensive details about Davis's life, see Sharon M. Harris's REBECCA HARDING DAVIS: A LIFE AMONG WRITERS (West Virginia UP, 2018 - available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local bookstores).