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The Cambridge Companion to Edith Wharton : Cambridge Companions to Literature - Millicent Bell

The Cambridge Companion to Edith Wharton

Cambridge Companions to Literature

By: Millicent Bell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th November 1995
ISBN: 9780521485135
Number Of Pages: 232

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This volume of essays offers fresh examinations of Wharton's fiction designed both to engage the interest of the student or general reader encountering Wharton for the first time, and to be valuable to advanced scholars looking for new insights into her creative achievement. Written by a mix of established commentators on Wharton and newer scholars in the field, the essays cover Wharton's most important novels as well as some of her shorter fiction. The Introduction supplies a valuable review of the history of Wharton criticism; a detailed chronology of her life and publications and a useful bibliography of important books for further reading are also provided.

Chronology of Wharton's life
Introduction: a critical history
The social subject in The Age of Innocence
Edith Wharton and the science of manners
Edith Wharton and race
The Custom of the Country: Spragg and the art of the deal
The female conscience in Wharton's shorter fiction
Law language and ritual in Summer
The House of Mirth: the bachelor and the baby
The Fruit of the Tree: Justine and the perils of abstract idealism
The Valley of Decision: Edith Wharton's Italian mask
Edith Wharton's Valley of Decision: a rediscovered contemporary critique
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ISBN: 9780521485135
ISBN-10: 0521485134
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 13th November 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.37  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32

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