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The Resource Apart from modernism : Edith Wharton, politics, and fiction before World War I, Robin Peel

Apart from modernism : Edith Wharton, politics, and fiction before World War I, Robin Peel

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Apart from modernism : Edith Wharton, politics, and fiction before World War I
Title
Apart from modernism
Title remainder
Edith Wharton, politics, and fiction before World War I
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Robin Peel
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Language
eng
Summary
"Apart from Modernism explores the political and cultural influences that helped shape Edith Wharton. Robin Peel examines such subjects as her politics, her relationship to bohemianism and modernist experiment, and her idea of the good society through a discussion of her fiction 1900-1915, starting with a survey of the early novellas and novels such as The Valley of Decision, The House of Mirth, and The Fruit of the Tree, before concentrating in detail on the years which saw the publication of The Reef, Ethan Frome, and The Custom of the Country. Important issues such as Wharton's reading of gender, empire, and class form a central part of this discussion." "The study emphasizes the crucial role that Wharton's contact with Europe had on her writing, and the significance intellectually and politically of her relationship with Morton Fullerton and her reading of his books on politics. It locates Wharton in her period, surrounded as she was by discourses which called for political and social change, change which an outlook that Peel calls "American Toryism" made her reluctant to embrace. Her love of motorcars and her excitement about other technological developments such as aeroplanes was inspired by a feeling of exclusivity and not the democratization of culture, which she feared and condemned. France, England, Italy, and America formed the quartet of countries that contained the best and worst of culture, and Peel emphasizes how ironical it was that a writer whose ideological beliefs endorsed the importance of home, roots, and tradition should have spent so much of her life as a restless, apparently rootless traveler."--Jacket
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Peel, Robin
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.H16
LC item number
Z758 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Wharton, Edith
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Politics and literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
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Apart from modernism : Edith Wharton, politics, and fiction before World War I, Robin Peel
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-339) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
"Schooling an intelligence": an ideological apprenticeship -- Skirting modernism: novels, novellas, and short stories (1900-1909) -- Apart from modernism? Mr. Proust, Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Wharton (1910) -- Ethan Frome, modernism and a political argument (1911) -- Vulgarity, bohemia, and the reef (1912) -- John Jay Chapman, "social order and restraints": the custom of the country (1913) -- Money, politics, and art: questions of commerce, imperialism, and gender -- Politics and paradoxes: toryism, modernism and war
Control code
ocm57730843
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9780838640791
Lccn
2005004432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)57730843
Label
Apart from modernism : Edith Wharton, politics, and fiction before World War I, Robin Peel
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Schooling an intelligence": an ideological apprenticeship -- Skirting modernism: novels, novellas, and short stories (1900-1909) -- Apart from modernism? Mr. Proust, Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Wharton (1910) -- Ethan Frome, modernism and a political argument (1911) -- Vulgarity, bohemia, and the reef (1912) -- John Jay Chapman, "social order and restraints": the custom of the country (1913) -- Money, politics, and art: questions of commerce, imperialism, and gender -- Politics and paradoxes: toryism, modernism and war
Control code
ocm57730843
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9780838640791
Lccn
2005004432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)57730843

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