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.Only the reader knows whata#39;s really going on, a feature of Mirth that makes it, in part, a tragedy of mistiming and miscommunication ... Although for a brief moment it looks as if it might be, this isna#39;t Romeo and Juliet, however. The ironiesanbsp;...

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


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