Edith Wharton's "The House of Mirth"
Edited by Carol J. Singley
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Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth by Carol J. Singley
Book DescriptionEdith 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. The novel, moreover, lends itself to a variety of topics of inquiry and critical approaches of interest to readers at various levels. 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195156034
(208mm x 137mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Carol J. Singley
Adopting America, Paperback (March 2013)
A literary history that considers works by Cotton Mather, Ben Franklin, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, and others to illustrate the relationship between adoption and nation-building in American culture.
Historical Guide to Edith Wharton, Paperback (January 2003)
Edith Wharton stands at a particular historical crossroads between sentimental lady writer and modern professional author. These essays expand our sense of Wharton as a novelist of manners and demonstrate her engagement with issues of her day.
Edith Wharton, Paperback (July 1998)» View all books by Carol J. Singley
A study of religion and philosophy in the novels and short stories of Edith Wharton, first published in 1995.
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Author Biography - Carol J. Singley
Carol J. Singley is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-Camden. She is a past president of the Edith Wharton Society and editor of A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton.
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