Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 30, 2014

    Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks



    One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.95
List price: $19.90
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Literature- A to Z

Other titles in the Norton Critical Editions series:

The House of Mirth (Norton Critical Edition)

by

The House of Mirth (Norton Critical Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The text has been introduced and thoroughly annotated by the editor for student readers. Backgrounds and Contexts includes selections from Edith Wharton's letters; articles from the period about etiquette, vocations for women, factory life, and Working Girls' Clubs; excerpts from the work of contemporary social thinkers including Thorstein Veblen, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Olive Schreiner; and a consideration of anti-Semitism at the turn of the century by historian John Higham. Also included are Charles Dana Gibson's precautionary piece "Marrying for Money" (including four Gibson drawings) and a tableau vivant of "The Dying Gladiator."

Criticism reprints six central contemporary reviews of the novel and six biographical and interpretive modern essays by Millicent Bell, Louis Auchincloss, Cynthia Griffin Wolff, R. W. B. Lewis, Elaine Showalter, and Elizabeth Ammons.

A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Synopsis:

This Norton Critical Edition of Edith Wharton's quintessential novel of the Gilded Age reprints the Scribner's magazine text of 1905, including the eight original illustrations.

About the Author

Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and designer Edith Wharton (1862-1937) is the author of The House of Mirth, The Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome, The Decoration of Houses, and many other books.Elizabeth Ammons is the Harriet H. Fay Professor of Literature at Tufts University. She is the author of Conflicting Stories: American Women Writers at the Turn into the Twentieth Century, Edith Wharton's Argument with America, and Brave New Worlds: How Literature Will Save the Planet. She is the editor or co-editor of many books, including Tricksterism in Turn-of-the-Century American Literature: A Multi-Cultural Perspective, Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Casebook, American Color Writing, 1880-1920, Short Fiction by Black Women, 1900-1920, and the Norton Critical Edition of Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393959017
Editor:
Ammons, Elizabeth
Author:
Ammons, Elizabeth
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Single women
Subject:
Fables
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Single women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
Wharton, Edith
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 374.
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19900131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Including original illustrations
Pages:
374
Dimensions:
8.32x5.11x.71 in. .78 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Nathaniel Hawthorne's Tales:... Used Trade Paper $5.50
  2. Ethan Frome: Authoritative Text,... Used Trade Paper $3.50
  3. A Modern Instance (Penguin American... Used Trade Paper $2.50
  4. Miss Lonelyhearts & Day of Locust Used Trade Paper $6.50
  5. Portrait of a Lady (2ND 95 Edition)
    New Trade Paper $19.05
  6. Maggie, a Girl of the Streets: A...
    Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

The House of Mirth (Norton Critical Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.95 In Stock
Product details 374 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393959017 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This Norton Critical Edition of Edith Wharton's quintessential novel of the Gilded Age reprints the Scribner's magazine text of 1905, including the eight original illustrations.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.