Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton

by Janet Beer




Professor Beer's study provides an introduction to the whole range of Edith Wharton's work in the novel, short story, novella, travel writing, criticism and autobiography. The opening chapter provides an overview of recent scholarship in Wharton studies including an appraisal of biographical texts, and subsequent chapters treat recurrent themes and ideas in her fiction and non-fiction, and the American and European context of her work. The major novels, as well as those less well-known, are discussed as are: contemporary reception of her work, American responses to her expatriation, her friendships with the leading artists of her day, and the influence of the First World War on her work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780746308981
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication date: 01/15/2001
Series: Writers and Their Work Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Biographical Outlinevii
1Travel Broadens the Mind6
2Writing New York--Old and New21
3The Shorter Fiction36
4The International Scene52
5Living in America67
6Edith Wharton and her Books: A Writer in her Library79
Select Bibliography91

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