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The New York Stories of Edith Wharton

Author : Edith Wharton
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Page : 464 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2011-08-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781590174364

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The New York Stories of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton Pdf

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.

The Reef

Author : Edith Wharton
Publisher : The Floating Press
Page : 361 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2011-05-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781775452478

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The Reef by Edith Wharton Pdf

Though best remembered for her novels The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton's 1912 novel The Reef ranks among her most critically acclaimed works. The book offers a piercingly insightful look into a complicated family dynamic that stems from the intertwined relationships of several generations of star-crossed lovers.

Edith Wharton

Author : Richard Warrington Baldwin Lewis
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 592 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 1975
Category : Authors, American
ISBN : 0099358913

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Edith Wharton at Home

Author : Richard Guy Wilson
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Page : 186 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2012-09-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781580933285

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Edith Wharton at Home by Richard Guy Wilson Pdf

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s country place in the Berkshires, is truly an autobiographical house. There Wharton wrote some of her best-known and successful novels, including Ethan Frome and House of Mirth. The house itself, completed in 1902, embodies principles set forth in Wharton's famous book The Decoration of Houses, and the surrounding landscape displays her deep knowledge of Italian gardens. Wandering the grounds of this historic home, one can see the influence of Wharton’s inimitable spirit in its architecture and design, just as one can sense the Mount’s impact on the extraordinary life of Edith Wharton herself. The Mount sits in the rolling landscape of the Berkshire Hills, with views overlooking Laurel Lake and all the way out to the mountains. At the turn of the century, Lenox and Stockbridge were thriving summer resort communities, home to Vanderbilts, Sloanes, and other prominent families of the Gilded Age. At once a leader and a recorder of this glamorous society, Edith Wharton stands at the pinnacle of turn of the twentieth-century American literature and social history. The Mount was crucial to her success, and the story of her life there is filled with gatherings of literary figures and artists. Edith Wharton at Home presents Wharton’s life at The Mount in vivid detail with authoritative text by Richard Guy Wilson and archival images, as well as new color photography of the restoration of The Mount and its spectacular gardens. "The Mount was to give me country cares and joys, long happy rides and drives through the wooded lanes of that loveliest region, the companionship of dear friends, and the freedom from trivial obligations, which was necessary if I was to go on with my writing. The Mount was my first real home . . . its blessed influence still lives in me." —Edith Wharton, 1934


Author : Edith Wharton
Publisher : 右灰文化傳播有限公司可提供下載列印
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2017-04-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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SUMMER by Edith Wharton Pdf

A girl came out of lawyer Royall's house, at the end of the one street of North Dormer, and stood on the doorstep. It was the beginning of a June afternoon. The springlike transparent sky shed a rain of silver sunshine on the roofs of the village, and on the pastures and larchwoods surrounding it. A little wind moved among the round white clouds on the shoulders of the hills, driving their shadows across the fields and down the grassy road that takes the name of street when it passes through North Dormer. The place lies high and in the open, and lacks the lavish shade of the more protected New England villages. The clump of weeping- willows about the duck pond, and the Norway spruces in front of the Hatchard gate, cast almost the only roadside shadow between lawyer Royall's house and the point where, at the other end of the village, the road rises above the church and skirts the black hemlock wall enclosing the cemetery.

Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism

Author : Meredith L. Goldsmith,Emily J. Orlando
Publisher : University Press of Florida
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2016-09-16
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780813055923

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Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism by Meredith L. Goldsmith,Emily J. Orlando Pdf

"These energizing, excellent essays address the international scope of Wharton's writing and contribute to the growing fields of transatlantic, hemispheric, and global studies."--Carol J. Singley, author of A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton "Readers will emerge with a new respect for Wharton's engagement with the world around her and for her ability to convey her particular vision in her literary works."--Julie Olin-Ammentorp, author of Edith Wharton's Writings from the Great War Hailed for her remarkable social and psychological insights into the Gilded Age lives of privileged Americans, Edith Wharton, the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize, was a transnational author who attempted to understand and appreciate the culture, history, and artifacts of the regions she encountered in her extensive travels abroad. Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism explores the international scope of Wharton's life and writing, focusing on how her work connects with the idea of cosmopolitanism. This volume illustrates the many ways Wharton engaged with global issues of her time. Contributors examine both her canonical and lesser-known works, including her art historical discoveries, political work, travel writing, World War I texts, and first novel. They consider themes of anarchism, race, imperialism, regionalism, and orientalism; Wharton's treatment of contemporary marriage debates; her indebtedness to her literary predecessors; and her genre experimentation. Together, they demonstrate how Wharton's struggle to balance her powerful local and national identifications with cosmopolitan values, resulted in a diverse, complex, and sometimes problematic relationship to a cosmopolitan vision. Contributors: Ferdâ Asya | William Blazek | Rita Bode | Donna Campbell | Mary Carney | Clare Virginia Eby | June Howard | Meredith L. Goldsmith | Sharon Kim | D. Medina Lasansky | Maureen Montgomery | Emily J. Orlando | Margaret A. Toth | Gary Totten

Edith Wharton

Author : Hermione Lee
Publisher : Random House
Page : 866 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Americans
ISBN : 9781845952013

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Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee Pdf

Born in 1862, during the Civil War, Edith Wharton broke away from her wealthy background. She travelled extensively in Europe, eventually settling in Paris. This biography delves into various aspects of Wharton's extraordinary life-story, shifting the emphasis towards Europe and placing her in her social context and her history.

Edith Wharton

Author : James W. Tuttleton,Kristin O. Lauer,Margaret P. Murray
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 592 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 1992-09-25
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 0521383196

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Edith Wharton by James W. Tuttleton,Kristin O. Lauer,Margaret P. Murray Pdf

This book represents the first comprehensive collection of contemporary reviews of the writing of Edith Wharton from the 1890s until her death in 1937. Many of the reviews are reprinted from hard-to-locate contemporary newspapers and periodicals. In addition, lists of other reviews not presented here are provided. These materials document the response of the reviewers to specific titles and indicate the development of Wharton's reputation as a novelist, short story writer, travel writer, and autobiographer.

The Buccaneers

Author : Edith Wharton,Marion Mainwaring
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 417 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 1994-10-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781440621390

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The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton,Marion Mainwaring Pdf

Edith Wharton's spellbinding final novel tells a story of love in the gilded age that crosses the boundaries of society—soon to be an original series on AppleTV+! “Brave, lively, engaging...a fairy-tale novel, miraculouly returned to life.”—The New York Times Book Review 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.

The Dilettante

Author : Edith Wharton
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Page : 26 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2013-01-25
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1482078163

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The "as usual" was his own qualification of the act; a convenient way of bridging the interval—in days and other sequences—that lay between this visit and the last. It was characteristic of him that he instinctively excluded his call two days earlier, with Ruth Gaynor, from the list of his visits to Mrs. Vervain: the special conditions attending it had made it no more like a visit to Mrs. Vervain than an engraved dinner invitation is like a personal letter.

Edith Wharton

Author : Eleanor Dwight
Publisher : ABRAMS
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : UOM:39015032480785

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Edith Wharton by Eleanor Dwight Pdf

The reader comes away with a new understanding of Wharton's continual quest to find, literally, her place in the world and in the rapidly changing, often bewildering climate of the early twentieth century.

The Writing of Fiction

Author : Edith Wharton
Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
Page : 97 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2022-05-24
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9788728282397

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The Writing of Fiction by Edith Wharton Pdf

Among the many twentieth century treatises on the art of writing, there were few that attempted to analyze the development of form and style. But Edith Wharton's bestselling classic, 'The Writing of Fiction' did just that. Complete with chapters devoted to the invaluable insight on character, pacing, structure, the short story, the novel, and a wide-range of approaches to modern fiction. The book is a window into the mind of one of America's most important and enduring voices. In 1921, Edith Wharton became the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for her 1920 novel 'The Age of Innocence'. Edith Wharton (1862–1937) was a prolific novelist and one of the twentieth century’s greatest authors. 'The Age of Innocence', her Pulitzer-winning novel was made into the acclaimed Martin Scorsese film of the same name – starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Winona Ryder. Wharton's work has sold millions of copies worldwide. Among her other renowned works are 'The House of Mirth' and 'Ethan Frome'.

Edith Wharton

Author : Blake Nevius
Publisher : University of California Press
Page : 284 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2018-11-27
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780520304222

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Edith Wharton by Blake Nevius Pdf

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.

The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton

Author : Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Authors, American
ISBN : 0547236301

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The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge Pdf

This book examines the life and career of the American author, Edith Wharton.

Edith Wharton and Genre

Author : Laura Rattray
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2020-08-11
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781349595570

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Edith Wharton and Genre by Laura Rattray Pdf

Based on extensive new archival research, Edith Wharton and Genre: Beyond Fiction offers the first study of Wharton’s full engagement with original writing in genres outside those with which she has been most closely identified. So much more than an acclaimed novelist and short story writer, Wharton is reconsidered in this book as a controversial playwright, a gifted poet, a trailblazing travel writer, an innovative and subversive critic, a hugely influential design writer, and an author who overturned the conventions of autobiographical form. Her versatility across genres did not represent brief sidesteps, temporary diversions from what has long been read as her primary role as novelist. Each was pursued fully and whole-heartedly, speaking to Wharton’s very sense of herself as an artist and her connected vision of artistry and art. The stories of these other Edith Whartons, born through her extraordinary dexterity across a wide range of genres, and their impact on our understanding of her career, are the focus of this new study, revealing a bolder, more diverse, subversive and radical writer than has long been supposed.