Carr, Glynis. "Editorial Practices and Textual Notes." The
Online Archive of Nineteenth-Century U.S. Women's Writings. Ed. Glynis
Carr. Online. Internet. Posted: Summer 1997. Rev. Fall 1999. http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/gcarr/19cUSWW/notes.html.
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Harriett Prescott Spofford (1835-1921)
"Circumstance." Circumstance was originally published in The
Atlantic Monthly in1860 and then collected in The Amber Gods and
Other Stories (Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863). The copy-text of
the present edition is the later version because its slight changes represent
to us the author's final intentions. In the paragraph immediately after
the song fragment "Oh, lovely the appearance of death!," there was a semi-colon
after the phrase "Lord, how long wilt thou look on;." The semi-colon was
changed to a question mark after the The Atlantic Monthly edition.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
"The Yellow Wall-Paper." Copy-text was from The New England Magazine
(1892): 647-655. Wall-paper appeared inconsistently, with and without the
hyphen. Throughout, we changed "wallpaper" to wall-paper." In the second
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error. "For God's sake, what are you doing!" was changed to "For God's
sake, what are you doing?" and "I've got out at last . . . in spite of
you and Jane?" was changed to ". . . in spite of you and Jane!"
Victoria Earle Matthews (1861-1907)
"Aunt Lindy: A Story Founded on Real Life." Copy-text was
Aunt Lindy: A Story Founded on Real Life, illustrated by Mary
L. Payne (NY: J. J. Little & Co., 1893) housed at The Ohio State
Willa Cather (1873-1947)
"The Night Express." Copy-text was from Cather's April Twilights.
Boston: RG Badger, 1903. 38-39. Library of American Civilization Microfiche
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