Edith Wharton's the House of Mirth: A Casebook

Edith Wharton's the House of Mirth: A Casebook

by John T. Alexander
     
 


Edith Wharton is recognized as one of the twentieth century's most important American writers. The House of Mirth not only initiated three decades of Wharton's popular and critical acclaim, it helped move women's literature into a new place of achievement and prominence. The House of Mirth is perhaps Wharton's best-known and most frequently readSee more details below

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Edith Wharton is recognized as one of the twentieth century's most important American writers. The House of Mirth not only initiated three decades of Wharton's popular and critical acclaim, it helped move women's literature into a new place of achievement and prominence. The House of Mirth is perhaps Wharton's best-known and most frequently read novel, and scholars and teachers consider it an essential introduction to Wharton and her work. This casebook collects critical essays addressing a broad spectrum of topics and utilizing a range of critical and theoretical approaches. It also includes Wharton's introduction to the 1936 edition of the novel and her discussion of the composition of the novel from her autobiography.

Also available: A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton, edited by Carol J. Singley, ISBN 0-19-513591-1.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195156027
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Casebooks in Criticism Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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