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Publisher Comments:

Since its publication in 1905 The House of Mirth has commanded attention for the sharpness of Wharton's observations and the power of her style. A lucid, disturbing analysis of the stifling limitations imposed upon women of her generation, Wharton's tale of Lily Bart's search for a husband of position in New York Society, and betrayal of her own heart, transformed the traditional novel of manners into an arrestingly modern document of cultural anthropology. With incisive contemporary analysis, the introduction by a leading scholar of American literature updates this increasingly important work.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxiii]-xxxiv).

About the Author

Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, Martha Banta is the author of Imaging American Women: Ideas and Ideals in Cultural History (New York, 1987).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192829443
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford England ;
Author:
Banta, Martha
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Author:
null, Martha
Author:
null, Edith
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Women's Studies
Series:
World's classics
Series Volume:
v.15-16
Publication Date:
19940818
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
668
Dimensions:
7.31 x 4.5 x 0.64 in 0.417 lb

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