Love and Death in Edith Wharton s Fiction

Love and Death in Edith Wharton s Fiction

Original Scholarly Monograph

Author: Tricia M. Farwell

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820479438

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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Original Scholarly Monograph
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Feminist Readings of Edith Wharton

Feminist Readings of Edith Wharton

Tricia M. Farwell in Love and Death in Edith Wharton's Fiction argues that Selden can attain ideal “love as a spiritual union” only after Lily has died (24). Farwell traces Wharton's shifting views about love through a set of novels ...

Author: D. Chambers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230101548

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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This close and innovative study of Edith Wharton's major novels reveals the use of increasingly complex narrative techniques to counter the multiple forces working against women writers at the beginning of the twentieth century.
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Teaching Edith Wharton s Major Novels and Short Fiction

Teaching Edith Wharton   s Major Novels and Short Fiction

Her essay, “Reclaiming Sentimentalism in Edith Wharton's Summer,” appears in The Edith Wharton Review (2015). In addition to her work on Wharton, ... She is the author of Love and Death in the Fiction of Edith Wharton (2006).

Author: Ferdâ Asya

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030527426

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Bitter Tastes

Bitter Tastes

reads the characters' repetitive actions within the novel as a set of natural rhythms that Edna tries to, but ultimately cannot, ... Kornasky, “On 'Listen[ing] to Spectres Too'”; Farwell, Love and Death in Edith Wharton's Fiction.

Author: Donna M. Campbell

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820341729

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 386

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Challenging the conventional understandings of literary naturalism defined primarily through its male writers, Donna M. Campbell examines the ways in which American women writers wrote naturalistic fiction and redefined its principles for their own purposes. Bitter Tastes looks at examples from Edith Wharton, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, Ellen Glasgow, and others and positions their work within the naturalistic canon that arose near the turn of the twentieth century. Campbell further places these women writers in a broader context by tracing their relationship to early film, which, like naturalism, claimed the ability to represent elemental social truths through a documentary method. Women had a significant presence in early film and constituted 40 percent of scenario writers--in many cases they also served as directors and producers. Campbell explores the features of naturalism that assumed special prominence in women's writing and early film and how the work of these early naturalists diverged from that of their male counterparts in important ways.
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Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome

Modern Fiction Studies 42.4 (1996): 707—29. Farwell, Tricia M. Love and Death in Edith Wharton's Fic— tion. New York: Peter Lang, 2006. Fedorko, Kathy A. Gender and the Gothic in the Fiction of Edith Wharton. Tuscaloosa: U ofAlabama P, ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781554810178

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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This amply annotated edition of Wharton’s 1911 classic novella includes textual notes and documents, including Wharton's preface, letters, reviews, and early short story, “Mrs. Manstey’s View.” It is accompanied by the editor’s comprehensive introduction and a wide array of readings on topics central to the novella: tragedy, health and fitness, sex and marriage, and turn-of-the-century New England poverty and isolation. Of her twenty-five novels and novellas, Ethan Frome is the one of which Edith Wharton was most proud. Historically viewed as a high society writer or novelist of manners, Wharton is now receiving her due as an astute chronicler and critic of American life who brought literary realism to new levels and helped to usher in a period of modernist innovation. This Broadview Edition demonstrates that Ethan Frome, a nightmarish saga of thwarted romance, is not an anomaly in Wharton’s career, but a natural outgrowth of her interest in the interplay of individual and society.
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Reading Edith Wharton Through a Darwinian Lens

Reading Edith Wharton Through a Darwinian Lens

Wharton's expatriate novels of the twenties are essentially about the contention between soul and purse,” Claire Preston explains. ... Wharton's “abiding love of Dante” ex- pressed itselfin numerous citations and allusions to his work, ...

Author: Judith P. Saunders

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786453658

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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Beneath the polished surface of the genteel environments delineated in Wharton’s fiction, characters are competing fiercely for desirable mates, questing for social status and resources, and plotting ruthlessly to advance their relatives’ fortunes in life. This book identifies these and other evolutionary issues central to her fiction, demonstrating their significance in terms of character, setting, plot, and theme. Connections to existing Wharton criticism are made throughout the book, so that readers can see how an evolutionary perspective enriches, refutes, or reconfigures insights derived from other critical approaches.
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American Gothic

American Gothic

Fedorko , Kathy A. Gender and the Gothic in the Fiction of Edith Wharton . Tuscaloosa : University Alabama ... Love and Death in the American Novel . ... Gross , Louis S. Redefining the American Gothic: From Wieland to Day of the Dead .

Author: Charles L. Crow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470659793

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

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American Gothic remains an enduringly fascinating genre, retaining its chilling hold on the imagination. This revised and expanded anthology brings together texts from the colonial era to the twentieth century including recently discovered material, canonical literary contributions from Poe and Wharton among many others, and literature from sub-genres such as feminist and ‘wilderness’ Gothic. Revised and expanded to incorporate suggestions from twelve years of use in many countries An important text for students of the expanding field of Gothic studies Strong representation of female Gothic, wilderness Gothic, the Gothic of race, and the legacy of Salem witchcraft Edited by a founding member of the International Gothic Association
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The Sexual Education of Edith Wharton

The Sexual Education of Edith Wharton

See , for example , Leslie Fiedler , Love and Death in the American Novel ( New York : Delta , 1960 ) . ... I learned through an essay in the Spring 1991 issue of Edith Wharton Review , " Neglected Areas : Wharton's Short Stories and ...

Author: Gloria C. Erlich

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520911717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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Starting with the tensions in the early family constellation, Gloria C. Erlich traces Edith Wharton's erotic evolution—from her early repression of sexuality and her celibate marriage to her discovery of passion in a rapturous midlife love affair with the bisexual Morton Fullerton. Analyzing the novelist's life, letters, and fiction, Erlich reveals several interrelated identity systems—the filial, the sexual, and the creative—that evolved together over the course of Wharton's lifetime.
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Conflicting Stories

Conflicting Stories

Ellen Glasgow's famous statement, "I have had as much love and more romance than most women, and I have not had to stroke ... One way of conceptualizing Edith Wharton's fiction is that it repeatedly breaks down thematically among the ...

Author: Elizabeth Ammons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019535981X

Category: Literary Criticism

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The early 1890s through the late 1920s saw an explosion in serious long fiction by women in the United States. Considering a wide range of authors--African American, Asian American, white American, and Native American--this book looks at the work of seventeen writers from that period: Frances Ellen Harper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Orne Jewett, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Kate Chopin, Pauline Hopkins, Gertrude Stein, Mary Austin, Sui Sin Far, Willa Cather, Humishuma, Jessie Fauset, Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Anzia Yezierska, Edith Summers Kelley, and Nella Larsen. The discussion focuses on the differences in their work and the similarities that unite them, particularly their determination to experiment with narrative form as they explored and voiced issues of power for women. Analyzing the historical context that both enabled and limited American women writers at the turn of the century, Ammons provides detailed readings of many texts and offers extensive commentary on the interaction between race and gender. This book joins the deepening discussion of modern women writers' creation of themselves as artists and raises fundamental questions about the shape of American literary history as it has been constructed in the academy.
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A Forward Glance

A Forward Glance

Wharton's fictional female gardeners, in the spirit of Beatrix Farrand, maintain a commitment to the principles of design and a love of the garden. Shortly before her death, Edith Wharton remarked: "I like to love, but not to [be] loved ...

Author: Clare Colquitt

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0874136679

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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This collection focuses on questions of biography, autobiography and aesthetics in Wharton's works, with particular attention to gender, race and class. The volume high-lights previously unpublished manuscripts and letters - notably, an unfinished short story in Italian and Wharton's correspondence with her niece Beatrix Farrand.
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The Buccaneers

The Buccaneers

This is the richly engaging story of Nan St. George and guy Thwarte, an American heiress and an English aristocrat, whose love breaks the rules of both their societies.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440621390

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Set in the 1870s, the same period as Wharton's The Age of Innocence, The Buccaneers is about five wealthy American girls denied entry into New York Society because their parents' money is too new. At the suggestion of their clever governess, the girls sail to London, where they marry lords, earls, and dukes who find their beauty charming—and their wealth extremely useful. After Wharton's death in 1937, The Christian Science Monitor said, "If it could have been completed, The Buccaneers would doubtless stand among the richest and most sophisticated of Wharton's novels." Now, with wit and imagination, Marion Mainwaring has finished the story, taking her cue from Wharton's own synopsis. It is a novel any Wharton fan will celebrate and any romantic reader will love. This is the richly engaging story of Nan St. George and guy Thwarte, an American heiress and an English aristocrat, whose love breaks the rules of both their societies.
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Legacy

Legacy

Philadelphia : Temple UP , 2006. 181–96 . 320 pp . $ 74.50 / $ 24.95 paper . Orlando , Emily J. Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts. WHARTON , EDITH Farwell , Tricia M. Love and Death in Edith Wharton's Fiction . New York : Lang , 2006 .

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019581369

Category: American literature

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Scare Tactics

Scare Tactics

Surpassing the Love ofMen: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Womenfrom the Renaissance to the Present. ... “Edith Wharton's Haunted House: The Gothic in Her Fiction.” Diss. ... Love 8 Death in the American Novel. [1960].

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823229871

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Scare Tactics identifies an important but overlooked tradition of supernatural writing by American women. Jeffrey Weinstock analyzes this tradition as an essentially feminist attempt to imagine alternatives to a world of limited possibilities. In the process, he recovers the lives and works of authors who were important during their lifetimes and in the development of the American literary tradition, but who are not recognized today for their contributions. Between the end of the Civil War and roughly 1930, hundreds of uncanny tales were published by women in the periodical press and in books. These include stories by familiar figures such as Edith Wharton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, as well as by authors almost wholly unknown to twenty-first-century readers, such as Josephine Dodge Bacon, Alice Brown, Emma Frances Dawson, and Harriet Prescott Spofford. Focusing on this tradition of female writing offers a corrective to the prevailing belief within American literary scholarship that the uncanny tale, exemplified by the literary productions of Irving, Poe, and Hawthorne, was displaced after the Civil War by literary realism. Beyond the simple existence of an unacknowledged tradition of uncanny literature by women, Scare Tactics makes a strong case that this body of literature should be read as a specifically feminist literary tradition. Especially intriguing, Weinstock demonstrates, is that women authors repeatedly used Gothic conventions to express discontentment with circumscribed roles for women creating types of political intervention connected to the broader sphere of women's rights activism. Paying attention to these overlooked authors helps us better understand not only the literary marketplace of their time, but also more familiar American Gothicists from Edgar Allan Poe to Shirley Jackson to Stephen King.
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Edith Wharton s Letters from the Underworld

Edith Wharton s Letters from the Underworld

The words on the envelope he finds after her death at first " made a mock of the word he had come to speak " ( 321 ) ... 23 In her unfinished novel " Literature , " Wharton's writer - protagonist Dickie Thaxter is awakened to poetry when ...

Author: Candace Waid

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807843024

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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Provides examinations and interpretations of several works by Wharton, and concentrates on the theme of women as artist
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Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton

A Study of Her Fiction Blake Nevius. occasion is past, and what one accepts ... Primarily, the novel examines a case of jealously possessive father love. ... It is to Edith Wharton's credit that, following George Campton's death and his ...

Author: Blake Nevius

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520304222

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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Blake Nevius’s close analysis and appraisal of Edith Wharton’s novels and stories reveals the modernity of her fiction and shows why she should have a permanent claim on our attention. Wharton is the only American novelist who has dealt successfully and at length with the remains of traditional New York society, which barely survived the beginning of the twentieth century. She illuminated, as no other novelist of her generation was able to do, a major aspect of U.S. social history through the dramatic conflict between the ideals of the old mercantile and the new industrial societies. Nevius also argues that Wharton, next to Henry James, is our most successful novelist of manners and, along with him, helped preserve the artistic dignity of the novel This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1953.
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The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence   Edith Wharton

about sexuality, cage, death, fear, and especially, the nature of men and women” in her work (ix). The fact that Fedorko's argument rests upon Wharton's use of gothic elements in her fiction, especially her ghost stories, ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438113630

Category: Electronic books

Page: 205

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A collection of essays on Wharton's novel, The age of innocence, presented in chronological order by date of publication.
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Edith Wharton s Women

Edith Wharton s Women

Studies in American Fiction 16 ( Autumn 1988 ) : 237-244 . Petry , Alice Hall . “ A Twist of Crimson Silk : Edith Wharton's ' Roman Fever . ' ” Studies in Short Fiction ... The Death of a Lady ( Novelist ) : Wharton's House of Mirth .

Author: Susan Goodman

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 0874515246

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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The Female Intruder in the Novels of Edith Wharton

The Female Intruder in the Novels of Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton's novellas are not without equally solitary intruders . ... After Mrs. Aubyn's death Glennard falls in love with a much more conventional type , Alexa Trent.33 Glennard cannot marry Alexa , however , because he lacks the ...

Author: Carol Wershoven

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838631266

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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This study reflects recent feminist interest in Wharton as a critic of American materialism and as a woman who personally escaped from the confines of the conventional, prosperous Eastern urban society of her time. Building upon the work of R. W. B. Lewis and C. G. Wolff, the author gives close readings of Wharton's best-known novels and traces her interpretation of changing social mores from the 1870s through the 1920s. Concludes that Wharton was not a "fossilized old New Yorker" but an independent, fearless seeker of the intelligent, creative life. ISBN 0-8386-3126-6 : $24.50.
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Twentieth Century American Women s Fiction

Twentieth Century American Women   s Fiction

Cather's commentary on the narratological experiments of Death Comes for the Archbishop, an incisive plea for ... the Old American Tradition' Edith Wharton's fiction often derives its dynamic from the presSurised masculinity diagnosed ...

Author: Guy Reynolds

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349277940

Category: American fiction

Page: 272

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Categories: American fiction