Florence Nightingale | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Katherine V. Snyder

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of Florence Nightingale.
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Critical Essay by Katherine V. Snyder

SOURCE: "From Novel to Essay: Gender and Revision in Florence Nightingale's 'Cassandra'," in The Politics of the Essay: Feminist Perspectives, edited by Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres and Elizabeth Mittman, Indiana University Press, 1993, pp. 23-40.

In the following essay, Snyder investigates the literary and cultural significance of Nightingale's transformation of "Cassandra" from a novel written from a feminine point of view to an anonymously-narrated essay.

"About Cassandra I see that I was mistaken. I did not exactly take Cassandra for yourself, but I thought that it represented more of your own feeling about the world than could have been the case."1 Thus wrote Benjamin Jowett, Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford, in a letter to Florence Nightingale sometime between May and July of 1861. Their correspondence had begun the previous summer when...

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