Edith Wharton in Context

Rattray, L. (Ed.) (2012) Edith Wharton in Context. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781107010192

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This collection of essays examines the various social, cultural, and historical contexts surrounding Edith Wharton's popular and prolific literary career. 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. Of interest to English and American studies departments, the volume will also appeal to researchers in gender studies, film studies, book history, art history, and transatlantic studies.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rattray, Dr Laura
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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