Edith Wharton in Context (Literature in Context) by Laura Rattray

By Laura Rattray

Edith Wharton used to be certainly one of America's hottest and prolific writers, changing into the 1st lady to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1921. In a publishing occupation spanning seven many years, Wharton lived and wrote via a interval of great social, cultural and old switch. Bringing jointly a crew of overseas students, this quantity offers the 1st gigantic textual content devoted to many of the contexts that body Wharton's awesome profession. every one essay deals a truly argued and lucid evaluate of Wharton's paintings because it pertains to seven key components: existence and works, serious receptions, ebook and publishing background, arts and aesthetics, social designs, time and position, and literary milieux. those sections supply a wide and available source for college kids coming to Wharton for the 1st time whereas delivering students new serious insights.

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