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- DescriptionProfessor Beer's study provides an introduction to the whole range of Edith Wharton's work in the vel, short story, vella, travel writing, criticism and autobiography. The opening chapter provides an overview of recent scholarship in Wharton studies including an appraisal of biographical texts, and subsequent chapters treat recurrent themes and ideas in her fiction and n-fiction, and the American and European context of her work. The major vels, as well as those less well-kwn, are discussed as are: contemporary reception of her work, American responses to her expatriation, her friendships with the leading artists of her day, and the influence of the First World War on her work.
- Author BiographyJanet Beer is Professor and Head of the Department of English at Manchester Metropolitan University. She taught previously at Warwick University, Yale University - where she held fellowship - and the Roehampton Institute London. Her main areas of scholarship are early twentieth-century literature generally and Edith Wharton studies in particular. She has written introductions to four Wharton texts including The Age of Innocence (1995) as well as two full studies: Edith Wharton: Traveller in the Land of Letters (1995) and Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Studies in Short Fiction (1997).
- Author(s)Janet Beer
- PublisherNorthcote House Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication12/01/2001
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleWriters & Their Work
- Place of PublicationTavistock
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintNorthcote House Publishers Ltd
- Content Note1 port.
- Weight220 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine6 mm
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