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A feast of words : the triumph of Edith Wharton

Author: Cynthia Griffin Wolff
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1995.
Series: Radcliffe biography series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The mystery of how a wealthy New York socialite became a major American novelist is brilliantly explored in this fascinating critical biography. To this new edition of her book, considered by many to be the most perceptive introduction to Wharton's life and work, Cynthia Griffin Wolff has added a chapter on Lily Bart and the lethal stereotypes of women in the 19th-century stage and another on the way Edith Wharton's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Wolff, Cynthia Griffin.
Feast of words.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1995
(OCoLC)621974725
Named Person: Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Griffin Wolff
ISBN: 0201409186 9780201409185
OCLC Number: 30894565
Notes: "A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Description: xxvii, 484 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: A portrait of the artist as a young woman --
Landscapes of desolation: the fiction, 1889-1911 --
Studies of salamanders: the fiction, 1912-1920 --
Diptych-youth and age: the fiction, 1921-1937.
Series Title: Radcliffe biography series.
Responsibility: Cynthia Griffin Wolff.

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The recent film versions of The Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome have returned Edith Wharton to her rightful place as a major American novel ist. No one who admires her novels or enjoys the films  Read more...

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