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A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton (Historical Guides to American Authors)

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Publisher Comments:

Edith Wharton, arguably the most important American female novelist, stands at a particular historical crossroads between sentimental lady writer and modern professional author. Her ability to cope with this collision of Victorian and modern sensibilities makes her work especially interesting. Wharton also writes of American subjects at a time of great social and economic change-Darwinism, urbanization, capitalism, feminism, world war, and eugenics. She not only chronicles these changes in memorable detail, she sets them in perspective through her prodigious knowledge of history, philosophy, and religion. A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton provides scholarly and general readers with historical contexts that illuminate Wharton's life and writing in new, exciting ways. Essays in the volume expand our sense of Wharton as a novelist of manners and demonstrate her engagement with issues of her day.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-279) and index.

About the Author

Carol J. Singley is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-Camden. She is past president of the Edith Wharton Society.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Edith Wharton, 1862-1937: A Brief Biography, Shari Benstock

2. Edith Wharton in Her Time

3. Wharton's Women: In Fashion, In History, Out of Time, Martha Banta

4. Emerson, Darwin, and The Custom of the Country, Cecelia Tichi

5. Wharton's "Others": Addiction and Intimacy, Dale M. Bauer

6. Wharton, Travel, and Modernity, Nancy Bentley

7. Wharton and Art, Eleanor Dwight

8. Wharton and the Age of Film, Linda Costanzo Cahir

9. Illustrated Chronology

10. Bibliographic Essay: Visions and Revisions of Wharton, Clare Colquitt

Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195135916
Editor:
Singley, Carol J.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Singley, Carol J.
Author:
Singley, Carol J.
Author:
null, Carol J.
Location:
Oxford England
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | 20th C
Subject:
Women and literature -- United States.
Subject:
Literature and history -- United States.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Historical Guides to American Authors (Paperback)
Series Volume:
107-516
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 halftones
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.56x5.50x.97 in. .85 lbs.

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