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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 783–812.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Frederick Wegener Duke University Press 2000 Frederick ‘‘Rabid Imperialist Edith Wharton and Wegener the Obligations of Empire in Modern American Fiction 6218 American Literature 72...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Kimberly Lamm © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Emily Dickinson and the Labor of Clothing. By Daneen Wardrop. Durham: Univ. of New Hampshire Press; Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England. 2009. xii, 246 pp. $30.00. Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 519–548.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Jennifer L. Fleissner Duke University Press 2006 Jennifer L. The Biological Clock: Fleissner Edith Wharton, Naturalism, and the Temporality of Womanhood ‘‘You’reveryskilfulbutwomen are not quite as simple as clocks...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 408–410.
Published: 01 June 2002
... that the figure of the Lockean child is replaced there by the figure of the deciding—or indecisive—woman. For Brown, Eliza Wharton is no feminist paragon, no pitiable victim of culture, discourse, or circumstance. Instead, she is a true coquette, in the pejorative sense of the term. Since citizenship depends...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Wharton, and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism. By Sarah Way Sherman. Durham: Univ. of New Hampshire Press. 2013. xii, 316 pp. Cloth, $85.00; paper, $40.00; e-book, $39.99. Making Noise, Making News: Suffrage Print Culture and US Modernism. By Mary Chapman. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2014. xiv...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 479–507.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Susan Fraiman Fraiman's essay challenges the usual conflation—generally unquestioned in discussions of nineteenth-century U.S. culture—of domestic preoccupations with sentimental views of family and femininity. It does so by turning to Edith Wharton, whose devotion to houses and interior design...
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American Literature 11218879.
Published: 07 March 2024
...Cynthia J. Davis Abstract In this essay, novels by Kate Chopin and Edith Wharton serve to elucidate more widely resonant value-laden distinctions between publicly embodied and quietly internalized responses to pain and pleasure. This fictional archive denigrates the demonstrativeness it associates...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 640–641.
Published: 01 September 2001
... underclass whose stories continue to bear witness. Lynn Z. Bloom, University of Connecticut Edith Wharton’s Dialogue with Realism and Sentimental Fiction. By Hildegard Hoeller. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2000. xiv, 225 pp. $49.95. In examining Wharton’s dialogue with realist and sentimental...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 197–198.
Published: 01 March 2000
... Robert Regan, University of Pennsylvania Edith Wharton’s Travel Writing: The Making of a Connoisseur. By Sarah Bird Wright. New York: St. Martin’s. 1997. xii, 194 pp. $39.95. Relatively little has been...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 725–751.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Lorna Brittan Duke University Press 2007 Lorna Edith Wharton’s Alchemy of Publicity Brittan ​In the growing debate over the right to privacy in turn-of-the-century America, Scribner’s contributed an 1891 editorial claiming that one of the nation’s fundamental...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 555–581.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Betsy Klimasmith This essay reads Edith Wharton's novel The Age of Innocence (1920) not as an escapist response to the First World War but, in its exploration of modern scientific and philosophical conceptions of time and memory as articulated by Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson, an exploration...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 547–574.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in the eradication of physical suffering as a civilized ideal, sentimentalism deploys suffering instrumentally in the hopes of encouraging empathy as well as personal and political agency. Mediating between these anesthetizing and sentimentalist sensibilities, realists including Edith Wharton, Henry James...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 509–540.
Published: 01 September 2016
... American race loyalty. This essay suggests that the intertextuality of Larsen’s “Sanctuary” extends beyond “Mrs. Adis” to a neglected 1903 novella by Edith Wharton, also titled Sanctuary , and that in writing her last story Larsen “blackens up”—imitating, mocking, and distortedly mirroring both sources...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 149–175.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Amy L. Blair Duke University Press 2004 Amy L. Misreading The House of Mirth Blair With her first best-selling novel, The House of Mirth (1905), Edith Wharton came face-to-face with a reading public determined to have a happy ending for its upwardly mobile...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Nick Bromell Bromell's essay argues that Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth and Nella Larsen's Passing both represent and enact a core problem in theories of deliberative democracy: how to assess the value of differences among citizens (of race, gender, or age) when democracy is understood...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 639–644.
Published: 01 September 2008
... as a result of the country’s heavy commercialism and growing capitalist aspira- tions during the period. The book is divided into chapters based on the ethos of decadence adopted by groups of writers and artists in four urban geogra- phies: New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco. Edith Wharton...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 445–451.
Published: 01 June 2002
... stories and myths and was also a musician and an activ- ist during her lifetime (1876–1938). This volume presents her previously un- published stories and poems as well as the libretto to The Sun Dance Opera, which she cowrote with William Hanson. Yrs, Ever Affly: The Correspondence of Edith Wharton...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 160–162.
Published: 01 March 2021
...: Edith Wharton and the Will to Collect Books . By Sheila Liming. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2020. xi, 266 pp. Cloth, $108.00; paper, $27.00; e-book available. Focused on Wharton’s biography, personal book collection, and fiction, this study “mounts a claim for libraries as technologies...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2010
... have summarized The Spy as the story of the Whartons, a family living on an estate in Westchester during the Revolutionary War. Setting is crucial; at the time, Westchester was known as the “Neutral Ground,” a war-torn area of uncertain political allegiances...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 893–914.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of the Constitution, 188–90. Fawaz, Ramzi. “‘Where No X-­Man Has Gone Before!’ Mutant Superheroes and the Cultural Politics of Popular Fantasy in Postwar America,” 355–87. Fraiman, Susan. “Domesticity beyond Sentiment: Edith Wharton, Decoration, and Divorce,” 479–507. Freeman, Elizabeth. Review...