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The Resource Edith Wharton : a study of the short fiction, Barbara A. White

Edith Wharton : a study of the short fiction, Barbara A. White

Label
Edith Wharton : a study of the short fiction
Title
Edith Wharton
Title remainder
a study of the short fiction
Statement of responsibility
Barbara A. White
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Edith Wharton, one of America's foremost women of letters, chronicled the glittering world of New York society in the early twentieth century. Her stories, collected in such volumes as The Greater Inclination (1899), The Descent of Man and Other Stories (1904), and Tales of Men and Ghosts (1910), scrutinize the moral decay beneath the glamorous facade of wealth and good manners. Although Wharton's sensibilities are closely aligned with Victorian literary tastes, she anticipated the spirit of the 1920s in her use of fallible narrators. Her writing set the stage for the coming generation of modernist writers. Barbara A. White examines Wharton's short fiction from a contemporary feminist perspective, arguing that her work can best be understood in terms of her biography. Suggesting that Wharton was probably the victim of incest, White demonstrates how this terrible experience deeply affected her life and art. White also analyzes Wharton's criticism of social convention, particularly her treatment of the institution of marriage. Closing with selections from Wharton's own writings and from other prominent critics, this provocative study illuminates the psychological complexity and astute social observation inherent in Wharton's work. Edith Wharton: A Study of the Short Fiction is certain to be a seminal work in Wharton studies
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Barbara Anne
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.H16
LC item number
Z93 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's studies in short fiction
Series volume
no. 30
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Women and literature
  • Short story
Label
Edith Wharton : a study of the short fiction, Barbara A. White
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780805783407.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-183) 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
Part 1: The short fiction -- Wharton's telling of the short story: theory and practice -- The early stories: Angel at the grave -- Young gentlemen narrators, ghosts, and married couples in the middle stories -- The refugees: the revenge of the dispossessed in the late stories -- Notes to Part 1 -- Part 2: The writer -- "Telling a short story" -- Preface to Ghosts -- Selections from A backward glance -- Selections from The letters of Edith Wharton -- Part 3: The critics -- Introduction -- R.W.B. Lewis -- Sandra M. Gilbert
Control code
ocm24173508
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 192 pages
Isbn
9780805783407
Lccn
91024547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24173508
Label
Edith Wharton : a study of the short fiction, Barbara A. White
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780805783407.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-183) 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
Part 1: The short fiction -- Wharton's telling of the short story: theory and practice -- The early stories: Angel at the grave -- Young gentlemen narrators, ghosts, and married couples in the middle stories -- The refugees: the revenge of the dispossessed in the late stories -- Notes to Part 1 -- Part 2: The writer -- "Telling a short story" -- Preface to Ghosts -- Selections from A backward glance -- Selections from The letters of Edith Wharton -- Part 3: The critics -- Introduction -- R.W.B. Lewis -- Sandra M. Gilbert
Control code
ocm24173508
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 192 pages
Isbn
9780805783407
Lccn
91024547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24173508

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