A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton
Edited by Carol J. Singley
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Historical Guide to Edith Wharton by Carol J. Singley
Book DescriptionEdith Wharton, arguably the most important American female novelist, stands at a particular historical crossroads between sentimental lady writer and modern professional author. Her ability to cope with this collision of Victorian and modern sensibilities makes her work especially interesting. Wharton also writes of American subjects at a time of great social and economic change-Darwinism, urbanization, capitalism, feminism, world war, and eugenics. She not only chronicles these changes in memorable detail, she sets them in perspective through her prodigious knowledge of history, philosophy, and religion. A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton provides scholarly and general readers with historical contexts that illuminate Wharton's life and writing in new, exciting ways. Essays in the volume expand our sense of Wharton as a novelist of manners and demonstrate her engagement with issues of her day.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195135916
(209mm x 139mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Edith Wharton's 'The House of Mirth', Paperback (October 2003)
The House of Mirth is perhaps Edith Wharton's best-known and most frequently read novel. This casebook collects critical essays addressing a broad spectrum of topics and utilizing a range of critical and theoretical approaches.
Historical Guide to Edith Wharton, Hardback (January 2003)
A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton provides scholarly and general readers with historical contexts that illuminate Wharton's life and writing in new, exciting ways. The essays in this volume expand our sense of Wharton as a novelist of manners and reflect the latest developments in new historicism and cultural studies.
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 past president of the Edith Wharton Society.
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