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Displaying Women

Displaying Women Author Maureen E. Montgomery
ISBN-10 9781134952861
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 272
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Displaying Women explores the role of women in the representation of leisure in turn-of-the-century New York. To see and be seen--on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, in Central Park, and in the fashionable uptown hotels and restaurants--was one of the fundamental principles in the display aesthetic of New York's fashionable society. Maureen E. Montgomery argues for a reconsideration of the role of women in the bourgeois elite in turn-of-the-century America. By contrasting multiple images of women drawn from newspapers, magazines, private correspondence, etiquette manuals and the New York fiction of Edith Wharton, Henry James and others, she offers a convincing antidote to the long-standing tendency in women's history to overlook women whose class affiliations have put them in a position of power.



Edith Wharton on Film

Edith Wharton on Film Author Parley Ann Boswell
ISBN-10 0809327570
Release 2007-10-23
Pages 220
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"This full-length study, the first to examine the film adaptations of Wharton's fiction, covers seven films adapted from Wharton's works between 1930 and 2000 and the fifty-year gap in Wharton film adaptations. The study also analyzes Sophy Viner in The Reef as pre-Hollywood ingenue, characters in Twilight Sleep and The Children and the real Hollywood figures who might have inspired them, and The Sheik and racial stereotypes."--BOOK JACKET.



Love and Death in Edith Wharton s Fiction

Love and Death in Edith Wharton s Fiction Author Tricia M. Farwell
ISBN-10 0820479438
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 162
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Original Scholarly Monograph



Student Companion to Edith Wharton

Student Companion to Edith Wharton Author Melissa McFarland Pennell
ISBN-10 0313317151
Release 2003
Pages 186
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Critiques such stories as "The House of Mirth" and "Ethan Frome," while providing biographical information about this talented author.



Inside Out

Inside Out Author Teresa Gómez Reus
ISBN-10 9789042024410
Release 2008-01
Pages 364
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The incursions of women into areas from which they had been traditionally excluded, together with the literary representations of their attempts to negotiate, subvert and appropriate these forbidden spaces, is the underlying theme that unites this collection of essays. Here scholars from Australia, Greece, Great Britain, Spain, Switzerland and the United States reconsider the well-entrenched assumptions associated with the public/private distinction, working with the notions of public and private spheres while testing their currency and exploring their blurred edges. The essays cover and uncover a rich variety of spaces, from the slums and court-rooms of London to the American wilderness, from the Victorian drawing-room and sick-room to out of the ordinary places like Turkish baths and the trenches of the First World War. Where previous studies have tended to focus on a single aspect of women's engagement with space, this edited book reveals a plethora of subtle and tenacious strategies found in a variety of discourses that include fiction, poetry, diaries, letters, essays and journalism. Inside Out goes beyond the early work on artistic explorations of gendered space to explore the breadth of the field and its theoretical implications.



Edith Wharton in Context

Edith Wharton in Context Author Laura Rattray
ISBN-10 9781107310810
Release 2012-10-08
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Edith Wharton was one of America's most popular and prolific writers, becoming the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1921. In a publishing career spanning seven decades, Wharton lived and wrote through a period of tremendous social, cultural and historical change. Bringing together a team of international scholars, this volume provides the first substantial text dedicated to the various contexts that frame Wharton's remarkable career. Each essay offers a clearly argued and lucid assessment of Wharton's work as it relates to seven key areas: life and works, critical receptions, book and publishing history, arts and aesthetics, social designs, time and place, and literary milieux. These sections provide a broad and accessible resource for students coming to Wharton for the first time while offering scholars new critical insights.



American Literary Realism

American Literary Realism Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106011310486
Release 2001
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Australasian Journal of American Studies

Australasian Journal of American Studies Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015074905723
Release 1999
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Edith Wharton The Custom of the Country

Edith Wharton  The Custom of the Country Author John McRae
ISBN-10 0140772898
Release 2000
Pages 120
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The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence Author Edith Wharton
ISBN-10 0395980798
Release 2000
Pages 462
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At the heart of 'The Age of Innocence' story's are three people whose entangled lives are deeply affected by the tyrannical and rigid requirements of high society. Newland Archer, a restrained young attorney, is engaged to the lovely May Welland but falls in love with May ́s beautiful and unconventional cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska. Despite his fear of a dull mariage to May, Archer goes through with the ceremony - persuaded by his own sense of honor, family and societal pressures. He continues to see Ellen after the marriage, but his dreams of living a passionate life ultimately cease.



The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women Early twentieth century through contemporary

The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women  Early twentieth century through contemporary Author Sandra M. Gilbert
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124246211
Release 2007
Pages 1573
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Long the standard teaching anthology, the landmark Norton Anthology of Literature by Women has introduced generations of readers to the rich variety of women s writing in English."



Edith Wharton s The House of Mirth

Edith Wharton s The House of Mirth Author Carol J. Singley
ISBN-10 0195156021
Release 2003
Pages 337
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Edith Wharton is recognized as one of the twentieth century's most important American writers. The House of Mirth not only initiated three decades of Wharton's popular and critical acclaim, it helped move women's literature into a new place of achievement and prominence. The House of Mirth is perhaps Wharton's best-known and most frequently read novel, and scholars and teachers consider it an essential introduction to Wharton and her work. This casebook collects critical essays addressing a broad spectrum of topics and utilizing a range of critical and theoretical approaches. It also includes Wharton's introduction to the 1936 edition of the novel and her discussion of the composition of the novel from her autobiography. Also available: A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton, edited by Carol J. Singley, ISBN 0-19-513591-1.



American Studies International

American Studies International Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105113500214
Release 1999
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Laboring to Play

Laboring to Play Author Melanie Dawson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060626341
Release 2005
Pages 272
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A compelling analysis of how "middling" Americans entertained themselves and how these entertainments changed over time. The changing styles of middle-class home entertainments, Melanie Dawson argues, point to evolving ideas of class identity in U.S. culture. Drawing from 19th- and early-20th-century fiction, guidebooks on leisure, newspaper columns, and a polemical examination of class structures, Laboring to Play interrogates the ways that leisure performances (such as parlor games, charades, home dramas, and tableaux vivants) encouraged participants to test out the boundaries that were beginning to define middle-class lifestyles. From 19th-century parlor games involving grotesque physical contortions to early-20th-century recitations of an idealized past, leisure employments mediated between domestic and public spheres, individuals and class-based affiliations, and ideals of egalitarian social life and visible hierarchies based on privilege. Negotiating these paradigms, home entertainments provided their participants with unique ways of performing displays of individual ambitions within a world of polite social interaction. Laboring to Play deals with subjects as wide ranging as social performances, social history (etiquette and gentility), literary history, representations of childhood, and the history of the book.



Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors

Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors Author Gary Totten
ISBN-10 0817354190
Release 2007
Pages 315
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In Edith Wharton’s works, references to architecture, interior decoration, painting, sculpture, and fashion abound. As these essays demonstrate, art and objects are for Wharton evidence of cultural belief and reflect the values, assumptions, and customs of the burgeoning consumer culture in which she lived and about which she wrote. Furthermore, her meditations about issues of architecture, design, and decoration serve as important commentaries on her vision of the literary arts. In The Decoration of Houses she notes that furniture and bric-à-brac are often crowded into a room in order to compensate for a "lack of architectural composition in the treatment of the walls," and that unless an ornamental object "adequately expresses an artistic conception" it is better removed from the room. These aesthetic standards apply equally to her construction of narratives and are evidence of a sensibility that counters typical understandings of Wharton as a novelist of manners and place her instead as an important figure in the development of American literary modernism. Essays in this collection address issues such as parallels between her characters and the houses they occupy; dress as a metaphor for the flux of critical fashion; the marketing of Wharton's work to a growing female readership ; her relationship to mass culture industries such as advertising, theater, and cinema; the tableaux vivant both as set piece and as fictional strategy; the representation of female bodies as objets d’art; and her characters’ attempts at self-definition through the acquisition and consumption of material goods. All of Wharton’s major novels—The House of Mirth, The Fruit of the Tree, Ethan Frome, The Custom of the Country, Summer, The Age of Innocence, and Twilight Sleep—as well as her short stories, criticism, and essays are explored. Gary Totten is Assistant Professor of English at North Dakota State University. His essays on Wharton and her contemporaries have appeared in American Indian Quarterly, American Literary Realism, College Literature, Dreiser Studies, and MELUS.



Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105022290980
Release 2001
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Journal of Women s History

Journal of Women s History Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105022108141
Release 1998
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