New PDF release: A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton (Historical Guides to

By Carol J. Singley

ISBN-10: 0195135903

ISBN-13: 9780195135909

ISBN-10: 0195135911

ISBN-13: 9780195135916

Edith Wharton, arguably an important American woman novelist, stands at a selected old crossroads among sentimental woman author and smooth specialist writer. Her skill to deal with this collision of Victorian and sleek sensibilities makes her paintings in particular attention-grabbing. Wharton additionally writes of yankee topics at a time of serious social and fiscal change-Darwinism, urbanization, capitalism, feminism, global struggle, and eugenics. She not just chronicles those adjustments in memorable element, she units them in point of view via her prodigious wisdom of background, philosophy, and faith. A old consultant to Edith Wharton presents scholarly and basic readers with ancient contexts that light up Wharton's existence and writing in new, fascinating methods. Essays within the quantity extend our experience of Wharton as a novelist of manners and exhibit her engagement with problems with her day.

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