eBook Edith Wharton in Context, 1st Edition

  • Laura Rattray
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  • ISBN-10: 1139856723
  • ISBN-13: 9781139856720
  • DDC: 813.52
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 420 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released March 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Edith Wharton was one of America's most popular and prolific writers, becoming the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1921. This is the first volume to focus on the contexts that produced Edith Wharton's long and prolific career. Features a wide range of coverage, including social, literary, cultural, archival and historical contexts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Edith Wharton in Context.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Illustrations.
Notes on Contributors.
Abbreviations.
Preface.
1: Life and Works.
2: Edith Wharton: Contextual Revisions.
3: Chronology: Wharton in Cultural and Historical Context.
4: Biography.
5: Composition and Publication.
6: Portraits of Wharton.
7: Critical Receptions.
8: Contemporary Reviews, 1877–1938.
9: Obituaries.
10: “Justice” to Edith Wharton? The Early Critical Responses.
11: Modern Critical Receptions.
12: Book and Publishing History.
13: Wharton and Her Editors.
14: Selling Wharton.
15: Serialization.
16: Short Story Markets.
17: Arts and Aesthetics.
18: Stage Adaptations of Wharton’s Fiction.
19: Wharton’s Writings on Screen.
20: Visual Arts.
21: Architecture.
22: Interior and Garden Design.
23: Images of Wharton.
24: Social Designs.
25: The Marriage Market.
26: Leisured Lives.
27: Wharton and Gender.
28: Race and Imperialism.
29: Social Transitions.
30: Time and Place.
31: Wharton and France.
32: Wharton and Italy.
33: Wharton and World War I.
34: The 1920s.
35: Wharton and the Great Depression.
36: Literary Milieux.
37: Literary Influences.
38: Wharton and the American Romantics.
39: The Novel of Manners.
40: Naturalism.
41: Modernism.
Further Reading.
Index.