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Edith Wharton's dialogue with realism and sentimental fiction

Author: Hildegard Hoeller
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arguing against the prevailing view of Edith Wharton as a realist writer, Hildegard Hoeller finds the ""real"" Wharton in the writer's sentimental voice and in her critique of realism. She  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hildegard Hoeller
ISBN: 0813017661 9780813017662
OCLC Number: 43296878
Description: xiv, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Economy and Excess: An Introduction --
2. "I Did Love Him, I Did Care": Sentimental and Ironic Voices in Fast and Loose --
3. Life and Fiction: The Dangers of Literary Taste --
4. Realist or Sentimental Writer? Fast and Loose Remembered and Edith Wharton's Rite of Passage --
5. The Triumphant Plasticity of The House of Mirth --
6. The Glimpses of the Moon: The Novel The House of Mirth Is Not --
7. The Illegitimate Excess of Motherhood in "The Old Maid," "Her Son," and "Roman Fever" --
8. Defying Economies: Sentimental Fiction Revisited in The Mother's Recompense --
9. Conclusion, or a Happy Union?
Responsibility: Hildegard Hoeller.

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