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The critical reception of Edith Wharton

Author: Helen Killoran
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2001.
Series: Studies in American literature and culture., Literary criticism in perspective.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Once considered the "last Victorian," Edith Wharton and her fiction were at first greeted with the gentility proper to a lady of New York's social elite. Gradually, however, critics became gadflies incessantly buzzing at a Sphinx who seemed never to comment on her own work. At times, though, her impulses took control and she made remarks in letters and elsewhere that, on the one hand, appear to illuminate the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Killoran
ISBN: 1571131019 9781571131010
OCLC Number: 46969955
Description: xii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preview: the feminine, the lull, the feminist --
The house of mirth: from morality to taxidermy --
Ethan Frome: the murder of a masterpiece --
The custom of the country: monstrous undine --
Summer: the law of the father --
The age of innocence: a buried life --
Ghosts: in broad daylight --
Review: further sources.
Series Title: Studies in American literature and culture., Literary criticism in perspective.
Responsibility: Helen Killoran.
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