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The Cambridge Introduction to Edith Wharton

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Part of Cambridge Introductions to Literature

  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521867658

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  • Born in New York into a world of wealth and privilege, and writing with unique insight into the lives of the rich and fashionable, Edith Wharton was a best-seller in her time, and is now, again, one of the most widely read American authors. This book provides an accessible and stimulating introduction to Wharton’s life and writings, to help map her work for new readers, and to encourage more detailed exploration of her texts and contexts. Suggesting a range of perspectives on her most famous novels – The House of Mirth (1905), Ethan Frome (1911), The Custom of the Country (1913) and The Age of Innocence (1920) – it stimulates fresh lines of inquiry, examining these alongside other writings that are now attracting lively critical interest. With its clear structure, illustrations, and guide to further study, this book will form the ideal starting-point for students and for general readers.

    • Offers new readers a sense of Wharton's scope and range
    • Opens up new perspectives on widely read texts
    • Includes up-to-date assessment of the latest published scholarship on Wharton
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    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521867658
    • length: 170 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Life
    2. Contexts
    3. Works
    4. Critical reception
    Guide to further reading
    Index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Great Writers
    • Major Authors: Edith Wharton
  • Author

    Pamela Knights, University of Durham
    Pamela Knights is Senior Lecturer in English at Durham.

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