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New PDF release: A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton (Historical Guides to

By Carol J. Singley

ISBN-10: 0195135903

ISBN-13: 9780195135909

ISBN-10: 0195135911

ISBN-13: 9780195135916

Edith Wharton, arguably crucial American woman novelist, stands at a specific ancient crossroads among sentimental woman author and glossy expert writer. Her skill to deal with this collision of Victorian and smooth sensibilities makes her paintings specifically fascinating. Wharton additionally writes of yank matters at a time of significant social and monetary change-Darwinism, urbanization, capitalism, feminism, international warfare, and eugenics. She not just chronicles those adjustments in memorable element, she units them in standpoint via her prodigious wisdom of historical past, philosophy, and faith. A old consultant to Edith Wharton presents scholarly and basic readers with historic contexts that remove darkness from Wharton's lifestyles and writing in new, intriguing methods. Essays within the quantity extend our feel of Wharton as a novelist of manners and display her engagement with problems with her day.

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