Thorp, Willard
September 1953
New Republic;9/14/53, Vol. 129 Issue 7, p18
The article discusses the book Edith Wharton, a Study of Her Fiction, by Blake Nevius. His (Nevius) book is an orderly book, moving from a consideration of author Edith Wharton today through a series of chapters each of which is built round a single novel or a group of related stories. He places Wharton in the tradition of the novel of manners and has interesting things to say about the surprisingly naturalistic bias of much of her fiction. Wharton's fiction suffers from the fact that her morality is conveyed by the manners of her characters.


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