Botanified Humans and Plant Prose in Harriet Prescott Spofford's "The Amber Gods"

Kimberly Farris

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Kimberly Farris is a doctoral candidate studying nineteenth-century American and British literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on how female authors engaged with botany over the course of the century.


Harriet Prescott Spofford’s “The Amber Gods” has drawn attention for its luxuriant, overwrought style since its publication in 1860. From Henry James’ initial objection to its “far too many words, synonymous words,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Kimberly Farris (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

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