The New York Stories of Edith Wharton

The New York Stories of Edith Wharton

The New York Stories of Edith Wharton gathers twenty stories of the city, written over the course of Wharton’s career. From her first published story, “Mrs.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590174364

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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A New York Review Books Original Edith Wharton wrote about New York as only a native can. Her Manhattan is a city of well-appointed drawing rooms, hansoms and broughams, all-night cotillions, and resplendent Fifth Avenue flats. Bishops’ nieces mingle with bachelor industrialists; respectable wives turn into excellent mistresses. All are governed by a code of behavior as rigid as it is precarious. What fascinates Wharton are the points of weakness in the structure of Old New York: the artists and writers at its fringes, the free-love advocates testing its limits, widows and divorcées struggling to hold their own. The New York Stories of Edith Wharton gathers twenty stories of the city, written over the course of Wharton’s career. From her first published story, “Mrs. Manstey’s View,” to one of her last and most celebrated, “Roman Fever,” this new collection charts the growth of an American master and enriches our understanding of the central themes of her work, among them the meaning of marriage, the struggle for artistic integrity, the bonds between parent and child, and the plight of the aged. Illuminated by Roxana Robinson’s Introduction, these stories showcase Wharton’s astonishing insight into the turbulent inner lives of the men and women caught up in a rapidly changing society.
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Old New York

Old New York

This valume reprints the orginal New York Times Book Review feature on Old New York, a piece that helps fix the stories in the contemporary critical landscape.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743454286

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The four novellas collected here, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Age of Innocence, brilliantly capture New York of the 1840s, '50s, '60s, and '70s. Originally published in 1924, this outstanding quartet includes False Dawn, about a rocky father/son relationship; The Old Maid, the best known of the four, in which a young woman's hidden illegitimate child is adoted by her best friend, with devastating results; The Spark, involving a young man and his moral rehabilitation -- "sparked" by a chance encounter with Walt Whitman; and New Year's Day, an O. Henryesque tale of a married woman suspected of adultery. Each reveals the codes and customs that ruled society of the time, drawn with the perspicacious eye and style that is uniquely Edith Wharton's. Pocket Books' enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This valume reprints the orginal New York Times Book Review feature on Old New York, a piece that helps fix the stories in the contemporary critical landscape. Also included are critical perspectives, suggestions for further reading, and a visual essay composed of authentic period illustrations and photographs.
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New York Novels

New York Novels

A compendium of four of the author's classic novels about turn-of-the-century New York high society includes The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, Old New York, and The Custom of the Country.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015043116808

Category: Fiction

Page: 958

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A compendium of four of the author's classic novels about turn-of-the-century New York high society includes The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, Old New York, and The Custom of the Country.
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The Stories of Edith Wharton

The Stories of Edith Wharton

First pub. 1988. Fourteen more stories of cosmopolitan Europe and New York at the turn of the century.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 0671718363

Category:

Page: 320

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First pub. 1988. Fourteen more stories of cosmopolitan Europe and New York at the turn of the century.
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New York Stories

New York Stories

This compilation of classic short fiction presents stories inspired by life in the great metropolis. Contributors include O. Henry, Melville, Cather, Wharton, Wodehouse, Langston Hughes, Junot Díaz, and others.

Author: Bob Blaisdell

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486802534

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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This compilation of classic short fiction presents stories inspired by life in the great metropolis. Contributors include O. Henry, Melville, Cather, Wharton, Wodehouse, Langston Hughes, Junot Díaz, and others.
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The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

One might not expect a woman of Edith Wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost stories, much less be frightened by them, but as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling collection, "...till I was twenty-seven or ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439188521

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 616

One might not expect a woman of Edith Wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost stories, much less be frightened by them, but as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling collection, "...till I was twenty-seven or -eight, I could not sleep in the room with a book containing a ghost story." Once her fear was overcome, however, she took to writing tales of the supernatural for publication in the magazines of the day. These eleven finely wrought pieces showcase her mastery of the traditional New England ghost story and her fascination with spirits, hauntings, and other supernatural phenomena. Called "flawlessly eerie" by Ms. magazine, this collection includes "Pomegranate Seed," "The Eyes," "All Souls'," "The Looking Glass," and "The Triumph of Night."
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Three European Novels

Three European Novels

Previous works by Edith Wharton include THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, ETHAN FROME and SUMMER.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Penguin Uk

ISBN: 0140189807

Category: Fiction

Page: 532

View: 630

Three novels are contained in this title from the TWENTIETH CENTURY CLASSICS series, each looking ironically at the affairs of the old and new wealthy American classes moving to Europe. Previous works by Edith Wharton include THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, ETHAN FROME and SUMMER.
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Edith Wharton Collected Stories Vol 1 1891 1910

Edith Wharton  Collected Stories Vol  1 1891 1910

Also included in this edition are a chronology of Wharton's life, explanatory notes, and an essay on the texts.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598534832

Category: Fiction

Page: 928

View: 152

Born into an upper-class New York family, Edith Wharton broke with convention and became a professional writer, earning an enduring place as the grande dame of American letters. This Library of America collection (along with its companion volume, Collected Stories: 1911–1937) presents the finest of Wharton's achievement in short fiction, drawn from the more than eighty stories she published over the course of her career. Opening with her first published story—the charming "Mrs. Manstey's View," about a disruption in the life of an elderly apartment-dweller—this first of two volumes presents a writer, already at the height of her powers, beginning to explore the concerns of a lifetime. In "Souls Belated," two lovers attempt to escape the consequences of their adultery—a subject to which Wharton returns throughout her career. In "The Mission of Jane" (about a remarkable adopted child) and "The Pelican" (about an itinerant lecturer), she discovers her gift for social and cultural satire. Perhaps the finest of her ghost stories, "The Eyes," with its Jamesian sense of evil, is also included, along with two novella-length works, "The Touchstone" and "Sanctuary," revealing the dazzling range of Wharton's fictive imagination. Also included in this edition are a chronology of Wharton's life, explanatory notes, and an essay on the texts. From the Hardcover edition.
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Ghosts

Ghosts

These are stories to "send a cold shiver down one's spine," not to terrify, and as Wharton explains her in her preface, her goal in writing them was to counter "the hard grind of modern speeding-up" by preserving that ineffable space of ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: NYRB Classics

ISBN: 1681375729

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 151

An elegantly hair-raising collection of Edith Wharton's ghost stories, selected and with a preface written by the author herself. No history of the American uncanny tale would be complete without mention of Edith Wharton, yet many of Wharton's most dedicated admirers are unaware that she was a master of the form. In fact, one of Wharton's final literary acts was assembling Ghosts, a personal selection of her own most chilling stories, written between 1902 and 1937. In "The Lady's Maid's Bell," the earliest tale included here, a servant's dedication to her mistress continues from beyond the grave, and in "All Souls," the last story Wharton wrote, an elderly woman treads the permeable line between life and the hereafter. In all her writing, Wharton's great gift was to mercilessly illuminate the motives of men and women, and her ghost stories never stray far from the preoccupations of the living, using the supernatural to investigate such worldly matters as violence within marriage, the horrors of aging, the rot at the root of new fortunes, the darkness that stares back from the abyss of one's own soul. These are stories to "send a cold shiver down one's spine," not to terrify, and as Wharton explains her in her preface, her goal in writing them was to counter "the hard grind of modern speeding-up" by preserving that ineffable space of "silence and continuity" which is not merely the prerogative of humanity, but--"in the fun of the shudder"--its delight.
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The Collected Short Stories of Edith Wharton

The Collected Short Stories of Edith Wharton

This collection includes: The Early Uncollected Stories (1891-1896), The Greater Inclination (1899), Early Uncollected Stories (1900), Crucial Instances (1901), The Descent of Man (1904), Uncollected Stories (1904-1908), The Hermit and The ...

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing

ISBN: 1420941526

Category: Fiction

Page: 772

View: 300

Edith Wharton was an American novelist, poet and short story writer whose works display her mastery over the realistic fiction genre. Although she grew up in a world of refined manners and fashionable people, she was also aware of its superficiality, a theme that frequently appeared in her works. She began writing short stories and poetry at a young age, impressing such literary figures as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and William Dean Howells. Her stories range widely from powerful social commentary to titillating ghost stories that made Wharton extremely popular beyond her living years. This collection includes: The Early Uncollected Stories (1891-1896), The Greater Inclination (1899), Early Uncollected Stories (1900), Crucial Instances (1901), The Descent of Man (1904), Uncollected Stories (1904-1908), The Hermit and The Wild Woman and Other Stories (1908), Tales of Men and Ghosts (1910), Xingu (1916), and an Uncollected Story (1919).
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The Selected Short Stories of Edith Wharton

The Selected Short Stories of Edith Wharton

A collection of twenty-one of Edith Wharton's best short stories includes "A Journey," "The Descent of Man," "Mr. Jones," and "All Souls"

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: UOM:39015021861557

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 356

A collection of twenty-one of Edith Wharton's best short stories includes "A Journey," "The Descent of Man," "Mr. Jones," and "All Souls"
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A Journey

A Journey

A Journey is a short story by Edith Wharton. Edith Wharton ( born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 - August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1496122143

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

View: 539

A Journey is a short story by Edith Wharton. Edith Wharton ( born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous, incisive novels and short stories of social and psychological insight. She was well acquainted with many of her era's other literary and public figures, including Theodore Roosevelt.Wharton was born to George Frederic Jones and Lucretia Stevens Rhinelander in New York City. She had two brothers, Frederic Rhinelander and Henry Edward. The saying "Keeping up with the Joneses" is said to refer to her father's family. She was also related to the Rensselaer family, the most prestigious of the old patroon families. She had a lifelong friendship with her Rhinelander niece, landscape architect Beatrix Farrand of Reef Point in Bar Harbor, Maine.In 1885, at 23, she married Edward (Teddy) Robbins Wharton, who was 12 years older. From a well-established Philadelphia family, he was a sportsman and gentleman of the same social class and shared her love of travel. From the late 1880s until 1902, he suffered acute depression, and the couple ceased their extensive travel. At that time his depression manifested as a more serious disorder, after which they lived almost exclusively at The Mount, their estate designed by Edith Wharton. In 1908 her husband's mental state was determined to be incurable. She divorced him in 1913. Around the same time, Edith was overcome with the harsh criticisms leveled by the naturalist writers. Later in 1908 she began an affair with Morton Fullerton, a journalist for The Times, in whom she found an intellectual partner.In addition to novels, Wharton wrote at least 85 short stories. She was also a garden designer, interior designer, and taste-maker of her time. She wrote several design books, including her first published work, The Decoration of Houses of 1897, co-authored by Ogden Codman. Another is the generously illustrated Italian Villas and Their Gardens of 1904.
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The Choice

The Choice

Reproduction of the original: The Choice by Edith Wharton

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783732651986

Category: Fiction

Page: 20

View: 444

Reproduction of the original: The Choice by Edith Wharton
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Short Stories

Short Stories

Includes 7 superbly crafted tales of love and marriage, divorce and other topics: "Souls Belated," "The Pelican," "The Muse's Tragedy," "Expiation," "The Dilettante," "Xingu," and "The Other Two."

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486153704

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Includes 7 superbly crafted tales of love and marriage, divorce and other topics: "Souls Belated," "The Pelican," "The Muse's Tragedy," "Expiation," "The Dilettante," "Xingu," and "The Other Two."
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The Best Man

The Best Man

The Best Man is a short story by Edith Wharton. Edith Wharton ( born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 - August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1496123107

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

View: 226

The Best Man is a short story by Edith Wharton. Edith Wharton ( born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 - August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous, incisive novels and short stories of social and psychological insight. She was well acquainted with many of her era's other literary and public figures, including Theodore Roosevelt. Wharton was born to George Frederic Jones and Lucretia Stevens Rhinelander in New York City. She had two brothers, Frederic Rhinelander and Henry Edward. The saying "Keeping up with the Joneses" is said to refer to her father's family. She was also related to the Rensselaer family, the most prestigious of the old patroon families. She had a lifelong friendship with her Rhinelander niece, landscape architect Beatrix Farrand of Reef Point in Bar Harbor, Maine. In 1885, at 23, she married Edward (Teddy) Robbins Wharton, who was 12 years older. From a well-established Philadelphia family, he was a sportsman and gentleman of the same social class and shared her love of travel. From the late 1880s until 1902, he suffered acute depression, and the couple ceased their extensive travel. At that time his depression manifested as a more serious disorder, after which they lived almost exclusively at The Mount, their estate designed by Edith Wharton. In 1908 her husband's mental state was determined to be incurable. She divorced him in 1913. Around the same time, Edith was overcome with the harsh criticisms leveled by the naturalist writers. Later in 1908 she began an affair with Morton Fullerton, a journalist for The Times, in whom she found an intellectual partner. In addition to novels, Wharton wrote at least 85 short stories. She was also a garden designer, interior designer, and taste-maker of her time. She wrote several design books, including her first published work, The Decoration of Houses of 1897, co-authored by Ogden Codman. Another is the generously illustrated Italian Villas and Their Gardens of 1904.
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Kerfol

Kerfol

Reproduction of the original: Kerfol by Edith Wharton

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783732652211

Category: Fiction

Page: 24

View: 997

Reproduction of the original: Kerfol by Edith Wharton
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Ethan Frome and Other Stories

Ethan Frome and Other Stories

A reprint of the 1911 first edition of Wharton's classic novel chronicles a story of the secret love, jealousy, and guilt that exist behind the seemingly tranquil existence of a New England farm.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers

ISBN: 1561387630

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

View: 298

A reprint of the 1911 first edition of Wharton's classic novel chronicles a story of the secret love, jealousy, and guilt that exist behind the seemingly tranquil existence of a New England farm.
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Collected Stories 1891 1910

Collected Stories  1891 1910

Contains thirty-eight short stories exploring the author's themes of relations between the sexes, satire of social class, character, and morality.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052472399

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 928

View: 940

Contains thirty-eight short stories exploring the author's themes of relations between the sexes, satire of social class, character, and morality.
Categories: Literary Collections

Bewitched

Bewitched

“Bewitched” is a short story by Edith Warton, first published in 1926 in the collection “Here and Beyond”. The stories include ghost stories, character studies and social dramas set in Brittany, New England, and Morocco.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528786607

Category: Fiction

Page: 31

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“Bewitched” is a short story by Edith Warton, first published in 1926 in the collection “Here and Beyond”. The stories include ghost stories, character studies and social dramas set in Brittany, New England, and Morocco. Along with “The Young Gentleman”, “Bewitched” shows clear Gothic leanings, especially in its emphasis on architecture and the gradual revealing of secrets. Edith Wharton (1862 – 1937) was an American novelist, playwright, short story writer, and designer. She is famous for using her intimate knowledge of aristocratic New York society to authentically portray life during the Gilded Age. She was the first woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921 and was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996. Other notable works by this author include: “A Son at the Front” (1923), “The Mother's Recompense” (1925), and “Twilight Sleep” (1927). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.
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Three Novels of Old New York

Three Novels of Old New York

These three novels are the best representations of Wharton's intuitive insight.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 014018984X

Category: Fiction

Page: 979

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Wharton's acclaimed portrayals of life, love, and marriage among New York's wealthy society in the early years of this century depict with subtle irony the cruelties of social conventions and the contradictions between monetary values and moral values. These three novels are the best representations of Wharton's intuitive insight.
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