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