Edith Wharton

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United States novelist (1862-1937)

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The fact that Edith Wharton maintained a deliberate public distance from feminist causes and political activism, during her lengthy and successful literary career, is not a new observation --given that numerous biographers and critics have reinforced, emphasized, and examined this fact from various vantage points.
For mature readers, or students of literature, Deborah Noyes has created a fine introduction to some of the concerns of Edith Wharton and other writers who were her contemporaries, and who chose, like her, to live and write in France.
Reading Edith Wharton Through a Darwinian Lens: Evolutionary Biology Issues in Her Fiction.
In this tale about "illegitimacy," in which the author looks back on the Old New York of the 1850s, Edith Wharton finally explores the racial foundations of the world she had described in her earlier novels, moving from its surface to its anxious roots.
Selections include an Edith Wharton story, Lynn Davis's photo essay on icebergs, and art critic Christopher Knight's essay on the National Mall in Washington, D.
It follows a narrative arc familiar to anyone who's consumed Edith Wharton, Jay McInerney, Tama Janowitz, or any of today's marketable wave of chick lit.
The Olmsted influence is present in the sinuous paths leading to a central oval lawn and an elaborate cast-iron fountain, all much enjoyed by late-nineteenth-century high society--Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Wharton were born in nearby streets, and Winston Churchill's grandfather, the tycoon Leonard Jerome, built a mansion overlooking the park, complete with an opera theatre.
Washington Irving (0836842537) presents Rip Van Winkle and two other classics, Mark Twain (0836842553) presents 'The Jumping Frog' and four others, Edith Wharton (0836842561) holds The Pomegranate Seed and one other, Edgar Allan Poe (0836842545) provides 'Tell-Tale Heart' and three others, Willa Cather (0836842-510) holds 'Paul's Case' and two others, and Nathaniel Hawthorne (0836842529) presents 'The Birthmark' and two others.
Earlier volumes have been devoted to classic American authors from Edith Wharton and Henry James to John Steinbeck and Walt Whitman.
Some are longer--short stories by Edith Wharton, Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Conner, an essay by Zora Neale Hurston.
I've read a lot of Edith Wharton and WHEN WASHINGTON WAS IN VOGUE fits nicely with Wharton's insider look at polite society and its pitfalls.
Situating Hemingway's novel in the complex intellectual geography of Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, e.
So among these pieces some old acquaintances returned to my consideration, and not just such as Theodore Roosevelt, Frederick Jackson Turner, Thorstein Veblen, and Edith Wharton.
19) Her interest in Henry James and Edith Wharton, on whom she had written in Scrutiny as early as the 1930s, clearly inspired a need to understand the tradition from which they emerged.