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 A to Z is an encyclopedic reference to Wharton's life and work. Comprehensive in scope, it features individual entries for the following categories of publication: Novels and short stories, travel writing, poetry, criticism, including reviews of books and plays, and foreign translations of her works. Entries also cover Wharton's family, friends, and… See more details below

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Edith Wharton A to Z is an encyclopedic reference to Wharton's life and work. Comprehensive in scope, it features individual entries for the following categories of publication: Novels and short stories, travel writing, poetry, criticism, including reviews of books and plays, and foreign translations of her works. Entries also cover Wharton's family, friends, and acquaintances; places that figure prominently in Wharton's letters, autobiography, and travel writing; Wharton's publishers, editors, and the periodicals for which she wrote; organizations and institutions Wharton joined or supported; honors, awards, and prizes Wharton received: the awarding of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Age of Innocence, an honorary doctorate from Yale University, and induction into the French Legion of Honor; critical and popular reception of her works; Wharton's literary influences and her influence on other writers. The bibliography provides a complete list of Wharton's writings and a broad selection of secondary sources.

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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.

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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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