New Essays on 'The House of Mirth'

New Essays on 'The House of Mirth'

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The House of Mirth captured the attention of a large portion of the reading public when it was published in a serial version for most of 1905 and then as a hardback in October of that year. Edith Wharton's story of Lily Bart topped the Am erican bestseller list for four months and sealed the author's reputation as one of the major English-language fiction writers of her generation. Each of the four articles collected in this New Essays volume makes distinctive new claims for the historical, critical, and theoretical significance of Wharton's seminal work.Trilling shrewdly remarks Lilya#39;s aquot;inability to evade the eyes of the world and lose herself in the crowd, aquot; but fails to register what Wharton knows all too ... See aquot;The House of Mirth Revisited, aquot; in Edith Wharton: A Collection of Critical Essays, ed.

Title:New Essays on 'The House of Mirth'
Author: Deborah Esch
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2001-01-15

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