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Edith Wharton a to Z: The Essential Guide to the Life and Work

Edith Wharton a to Z: The Essential Guide to the Life and Work

by Sarah Bird Wright, Sarah Bird Wright
     
 
Edith Wharton has always been a popular author as well as a critically acclaimed novelist of manners. She was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize, her short fiction and articles brought high prices from mass-audience magazines, and her work has been the basis for numerous plays and films for over 70 years. In recent years, there has been a Wharton revival, as she

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Edith Wharton has always been a popular author as well as a critically acclaimed novelist of manners. She was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize, her short fiction and articles brought high prices from mass-audience magazines, and her work has been the basis for numerous plays and films for over 70 years. In recent years, there has been a Wharton revival, as she has attracted the interest of critics and scholars writing from a variety of perspectives, as well as a growing public.

Edith Wharton A to Z is a comprehensive, encyclopedic, easy-to-use reference, with hundreds of entries discussing every significant aspect of Wharton's life and work.

Additional features include:
-- Appendixes that index entries by topic, chronicle Wharton's publication history, and identify all the fictional characters in her work.
-- A special feature by Scott Marshall, deputy director of The Mount (Wharton's restored home in Lenox, Mass.) provides a fascinating record of theatrical, film, and even operatic adaptations of Wharton's work, with production and release dates, names of producers, writers, directors, and performers, and other details.
-- A timeline, a chronology, a family tree, extensive bibliographies, and a complete general index complement the coverage, making information easy to access from any point.

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Entries fall into the categories of acquaintances, friends and family; biographical periods, topics, and events; fictional characters; artistic, historical, and literary periods, terms, and events; places; organizations and institutions; publishing (editors, publishers, periodicals, libraries); special interests and pursuits; works by Wharton (sometimes with critical analysis); works by other writers; writers and other artists; and honors, awards, and prizes. Appendices include a chronology of important events in Wharton's life, a list of characters in each work, family trees for Wharton and her husband, and a record of theatrical, film, and television adaptations of Wharton's works. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816034819
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Literary a to Z Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.23(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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