New Essays on The "House of Mirth"
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New Essays on The House of Mirth by Deborah Esch
Book DescriptionEdith Wharton's The House of Mirth captured the attention of a large portion of the reading public when it was published in a serial version in Scribner's for most of 1905 and then as a hardback in October of that year. Wharton's story of Lily Bart, a 'social parasite', according to reviewer Edmund Wilson, 'on the fringes of the very rich', topped the American bestseller list for four months. Furthermore, the novel sealed the author's reputation as one of the major English-language fiction writers of her generation. Each of the four articles collected in this New Essays volume, first published in 2001, makes distinctive claims for the historical, critical, and theoretical significance of Wharton's seminal work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521372312
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Deborah Esch
New Essays on 'The House of Mirth', Paperback (January 2001)
This volume, first published in 2001, makes distinctive claims for the historical, critical, and theoretical significance of Wharton's breakthrough work.
Turn of the Screw, Paperback (September 1999)» View all books by Deborah Esch
This text is the first-and only-modern text to follow the New York Edition, the one which had James's final authority.
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