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Edith Wharton and the Politics of Race (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture)

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Edith Wharton feared that the 'ill-bred', foreign and poor would overwhelm a native American elite. Drawing on a range of turn-of-the-century social documents, unpublished archival material and all of Wharton's novels, Jennie A. Kassanoff argues that a more accurate picture of her appreciation of American culture and democracy develops through less engagement with these controversial views. She pursues her theme by documenting Wharton's spirited participation in turn-of-the-century discourses ranging from euthanasia and tourism to pragmatism and Native Americans.

Synopsis:

Kassanoff shows how Wharton participated in debates on race, class and democratic pluralism at the turn of the twentieth century.

About the Author

Jennie A. Kassanoff is Assistant Professor of English at Barnard College in New York. Her articles have appeared in Arizona Quarterly and PMLA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Invaders and Aborigines: playing Indian in the land of letters; 1. 'The real Lily Bart': staging race in The House of Mirth; 2. 'A close corporation': the body and the machine in The Fruit of the Tree; 3. The age of experience: pragmatism, the Titanic and The Reef; 4. Charity begins at home: Summer and the erotic tourist; Coda The Age of Innocence and the Cesnola controversy; Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521830898
Editor:
Posnock, Ross
Editor:
Gelpi, Albert
Editor:
Gelpi, Albert
Editor:
Posnock, Ross
Author:
Gelpi, Albert
Author:
Posnock, Ross
Author:
Kassanoff, Jennie A.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, U.K.
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Race in literature
Subject:
Politics and literature
Subject:
Race relations in literature
Subject:
Immigrants in literature.
Subject:
Wharton, Edith, --1862-1937--Political and so
Subject:
History
Subject:
Politics and literature -- United States.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Series Volume:
33
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
9.22x6.26x.91 in. 1.09 lbs.

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