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Bibliography: The Tempest by Shakespeare, William

The Tempest
Shakespeare, William
Note Source
Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 278; Home Monthly 3/1897; Journal 12/13/1894
Note Relating to Cather

In "The Treasure of Far Island," when they reach the shore of the island Douglass Burnham exclaims: "Descend, O Miranda, upon your island!"

The epigraph to Cather's Home Monthly column on Daudet's Kings in Exile is from The Tempest, Act I scene ii: "My library was dukedom large enough."

According to an 1894 Journal article, in an essay on Emile Zola, Cather writes that he "crouches like Caliban upon his island, and the music of Ariel is to him only a noise which frightens and disturbs."