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- DescriptionBorn in New York into a world of wealth and privilege, and writing with unique insight into the lives of the rich and fashionable, Edith Wharton was a best-seller in her time, and is w, again, one of the most widely read American authors. This book provides an accessible and stimulating introduction to Wharton's life and writings, to help map her work for new readers, and to encourage more detailed exploration of her texts and contexts. Suggesting a range of perspectives on her most famous vels - The House of Mirth (1905), Ethan Frome (1911), The Custom of the Country (1913) and The Age of Incence (1920) - it stimulates fresh lines of inquiry, examining these alongside other writings that are w attracting lively critical interest. With its clear structure, illustrations, and guide to further study, this book will form the ideal starting-point for students and for general readers.
- Author BiographyPamela Knights is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Durham.
- Author(s)Pamela Knights
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication26/03/2009
- SubjectLiterary Studies: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleCambridge Introductions to Literature
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note6 b/w illus.
- Weight240 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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