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Edith Wharton

Author: Margaret B McDowell
Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers, 1990 [i.e. ©1991]
Series: Twayne's United States authors series, TUSAS 265.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Revised study of Wharton's canon incorporates critical and biographical materials that have come to light since the 1976 edition. McDowell's first edition anticipated an increase in feminist analysis of Wharton's work, and her revision incorporates recent developments in this field.Winner of a Pulitzer prize, the first woman awarded the Gold Medal of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the first woman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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McDowell, Margaret B.
Edith Wharton.
Boston : Twayne Publishers, 1990 [i.e. c1991]
(OCoLC)645758784
Named Person: Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret B McDowell
ISBN: 0805776184 9780805776188
OCLC Number: 22113712
Description: xviii, 146 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Edith Wharton : woman and artist --
"Sharpening of the moral vision" : The house of mirth --
Years of turbulence and growth : 1907-1912 --
"Particular fine asperity" : The custom of the country --
"Evasive idealism" and the "hieroglyphic world" : The age of innocence --
Novellas and short stories --
The late novels : 1922-1928 --
The late novels : 1929-1932 --
Wharton's art : alive beyond her "mortal lease."
Series Title: Twayne's United States authors series, TUSAS 265.
Responsibility: Margaret B. McDowell.

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Revised study of Wharton's canon incorporates critical and biographical materials that have come to light since the 1976 edition. McDowell's first edition anticipated an increase in feminist analysis of Wharton's work, and her revision incorporates recent developments in this field.Winner of a Pulitzer prize, the first woman awarded the Gold Medal of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the first woman awarded an honorary doctorate from Yale University, Wharton is one of America's premier women of letters.

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