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The age of innocence : authoritative text, background and contexts, sources, criticism

Author: Edith Wharton; Candace Waid
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2003.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A guide to reading and understand Edith Wharton's "The Age of Innocence" that includes an annotated edition of the novel, plus critical essays examining the novel's themes, structure, literary significance, and characters.
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Genre/Form: Love stories
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Wharton; Candace Waid
ISBN: 0393967948 9780393967944
OCLC Number: 43662004
Notes: Includes historical documents and passages from other publications contemporary with the featured work.
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize Novel Category 1921
Description: xx, 524 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Questions of Culture --
From "The Metropolitan Gentry: Culture against Politics" / Thomas Bender --
From "The Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy" / George Santayana --
From "Democratic Vistas" / Walt Whitman --
From "Merchants and Masterpieces: The Story of the Metropolitan Museum of Art" / Calvin Tomkins --
"The Location and Decoration of Houses in The Age of Innocence" / Ada Van Gastel --
From How the Other Half Lives / Jacob A. Rhs --
Marriage and Divorce --
From Domestic Revolutions / Steven Mintz, Susan Kellogg --
From "For the Wedding Night" / J. Foote Bingham --
Travel and Sport --
From the Introduction to American Travel Writers, 1850-1915 / Donald Ross, James J. Schramer --
From "Americans Abroad" / Henry James --
From "Newport" / Henry James --
From "The Lawn Set" / William J. Baker --
Anthropology --
From Violence and the Sacred / Rene Girard --
From Primitive Culture / Edward B. Tylor --
Other Writings / Edith Wharton --
Writing The Age of Innocence --
The Ways of Old New York --
The Childishness of American Women --
"The Valley of Childish Things" --
Winning the Pulitizer Prize --
Critical Readings --
From "The Composition of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence" / Alan Price --
From "Cool Diana and the Blood-Red Muse: Edith Wharton on Innocence and Art" / Elizabeth Ammons --
From "Becoming the Mask: Edith Wharton's Ingenues" / Judith P. Saunders --
From "Angel of Devastation: Edith Wharton on the Arts of the Enslaved" / Sandra M. Gilbert, Susan Gubar.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Edith Wharton ; edited by Candace Waid.

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The text of Wharton's richly allusive Pulitzer Prize-winning 1921 novel of desire and its implications in Old New York has been rigorously annotated by a prominent Wharton scholar.  Read more...

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