TITLE

"A Journey": Edith Wharton's Homage to F. Marion Carwford's "The Upper Berth."

AUTHOR(S)
Thompson, Terry W.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
South Carolina Review;Fall2007, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
This essay addresses the ghost stories of American author Edith Wharton. It is noted that critic Adeline Tintner wrote about Wharton's free use of other supernatural fiction authors' inventions such as those used by F. Marion Crawford's "The Upper Berth" in her story "The Journey." The author provides plot synopses of both short stories and compares the main characters of each story.
ACCESSION #
27425408

Tags: ESSAYS;  UPPER Berth, The (Short story);  WHARTON, Edith, 1862-1937;  CRAWFORD, F. Marion;  GHOST stories;  LITERATURE -- Stories, plots, etc.;  CHARACTERS & characteristics in literature

 

Related Articles

  • Economic Hauntings: Wealth and Class in Edith Wharton's Ghost Stories. Jacobsen, Karen J. // College Literature;Winter2008, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p100 

    When discussing Edith Wharton's ghost stories, scholars tend to emphasize themes of repressed sexuality and gender, in particular the struggles of women to overcome the traditional roles that threaten to imprison them. While sexual and gender politics undoubtedly inhabit the haunted space of...

  • Edith Wharton's Summer and "Woman's Fiction". White, Barbara A. // Essays in Literature;Fall84, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p223 

    The article presents an essay about the book "Summer," by Edith Wharton. According to the author, Wharton combined two of the standard plots and exploited the standard emphasis on the primacy of the heart. She viewed that Wharton made dramatic changes in the character of the heroine by creating...

  • Going No Place?: Foreground Nostalgia and Psychological Spaces in Wharton's The House of Mirth. Scanlan, Sean // Style;Spring/Summer2010, Vol. 44 Issue 1/2, p207 

    This essay argues that the power of Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth comes not from Lily Bart's function as a mere symptom of historical and economic pressures, but from the complex narrative and psychological process by which she negotiates a sequence of homes and their repeated collapse....

  • Reviews. Nowlin, Michael E. // Studies in the Novel;Fall98, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p444 

    Reviews the essay, `Edith Wharton: The Uncollected Critical Writings,' by Frederick Wegener.

  • The Aesthetics of Self-Management: Intelligence, Capital, and The House of Mirth. Mullen, Patrick // Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring2009, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p40 

    A literary criticism of the novel "The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton is presented. The author examines the character of Lily Bart in the novel, who has been framed by many critics as a tragic victim of capitalism and gender politics. He suggests that the character was used by Wharton to think...

  • CHAPTER THREE: The House of Mirth. Farwell, Tricia M. // Love & Death in Edith Wharton's Fiction;2006, p23 

    A literary criticism of the book "The House of Mirth," by Edith Wharton is presented. It outlines the characters and explores the theme of finding true love only through death of a partner. It examines the final relationship of ideal spiritual union that the characters of the novel are seeking....

  • CHAPTER FOUR: The Fruit of the Tree. Farwell, Tricia M. // Love & Death in Edith Wharton's Fiction;2006, p45 

    A literary criticism of the book "The Fruit of the Tree," by Edith Wharton is presented. It outlines the characters and explores Wharton's concept of the Republic of the Spirit in relation to the conflict between love and physical love. It examines this concept in a realm where society...

  • CHAPTER SIX: The Reef. Farwell, Tricia M. // Love & Death in Edith Wharton's Fiction;2006, p79 

    A literary criticism of the book "The Reef," by Edith Wharton is presented. It outlines the characters of the novel and explores the importance of physical love. It examines the conflict between physical and spiritual love when one desires both without a balance. An overview of the story is also...

  • CHAPTER SEVEN: Summer. Farwell, Tricia M. // Love & Death in Edith Wharton's Fiction;2006, p95 

    A literary criticism of the book "Summer," by Edith Wharton is presented. It outlines the characters and explores Wharton's acceptance of physical love, which she deemed linked to death in her previous works. It also examines the prominence of an implied incestuous relationship between two of...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics