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The House of Mirth (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)

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Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Along with an authoritative text of a major literary work, each volume presents critical essays, selected or prepared especially for students, that approach the work from several contemporary critical perspectives, such as gender criticism and cultural studies. Each essay is accompanied by an introduction (with bibliography) to the history, principles, and practice of its critical perspective. Every volume also surveys the biographical, historical, and critical contexts of the literary work and concludes with a glossary of critical terms. New editions reprint cultural documents that contextualize the literary works and feature essays that show how critical perspectives can be combined.

Table of Contents

  About the Series

  About This Volume

    

PART ONE: THE HOUSE OF MIRTH: THE COMPLETE TEXT

    

  Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts

    

  The Complete Text [1905 Scribner's Edition]

    

PART TWO: THE HOUSE OF MIRTH: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM

    

  A Critical History of The House of Mirth

    

  Cultural Criticism and The House of Mirth

    What Is Cultural Criticism?

    Cultual Criticism: A Selecterd Bibliography

    A Cultural Perspective:

       Lillian S. Robinson, The Traffic in Women: A Cultural Critique of The House of Mirth

    

  Marxist Criticism and The House of Mirth

    What Is Marxist Criticism?

    Marxist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography

    A Marxist Perspective:

       Wai-Chee Dimock, Debasing Exchange: Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth

    

  Feminist Criticism and The House of Mirth

    What Is Feminist Criticism?

    Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography

    A Feminist Perspective:

       Frances L. Restuccia, The Name of the Lily: Edith Wharton's Feminism(s)

    

  Deconstruction and The House of Mirth

    What Is Deconstruction?

    Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography

    A Deconstructionist Perspective:

       Margot Norris, Death by Speculation: Deconstructing The House of Mirth

    

  Psychoanalytic Criticism and The House of Mirth

    What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?

    Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography

    A Psychoanalytic Perspective:

       Ellie Ragland Sullivan, The Daughter's Dilemma: Psychoanalytic Interpretation and Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth

    

  Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms

    

  About the Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312062347
Editor:
Benstock, Shari
Author:
Benstock, Shari
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Location:
Boston, MA :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Criticism
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 Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism
Series Volume:
93-325
Publication Date:
19931131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
498
Dimensions:
8.63 x 5.38 in

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