Selected Works: Edith Wharton's Selected Works - The House of Mirth, Summer, The Age of Innocence, The Fruit of the Tree, Ethan Frome, The Touchstone

Selected Works: Edith Wharton's Selected Works - The House of Mirth, Summer, The Age of Innocence, The Fruit of the Tree, Ethan Frome, The Touchstone

by Edith Wharton
     
 

Many of Wharton's novels are characterized by a subtle use of dramatic irony. Having grown up in upper-class pre-World War I society, Wharton became one of its most astute critics. In such works as The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence she employed both humor and profound empathy to describe the lives of New York's upper class and the vanishing of their world in… See more details below

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Many of Wharton's novels are characterized by a subtle use of dramatic irony. Having grown up in upper-class pre-World War I society, Wharton became one of its most astute critics. In such works as The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence she employed both humor and profound empathy to describe the lives of New York's upper class and the vanishing of their world in the early years of the 20th century. In contrast, she used a harsher tone in her novel Ethan Frome to convey the atmosphere of lower-class rural Massachusetts.

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ISBN-13:
9781471000966
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Lulu.com
Publication date:
12/13/2011
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NOOK Book
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