- The Good, the Bad, and the Literary: Edith Wharton's "Bunner Sisters" and the Social Contexts of Reading. Hochman, Barbara // Studies in American Naturalism;Summer/Winter2006, Vol. 1 Issue 1/2, p128
This essay discusses the book "Bunner Sisters" by Edith Wharton. This book sees that the lower class, plot of decline and godless sky's are talked about. The author feels that real life situations should be discussed throughout literature. She feels that our books make assumptions as to what...
- 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...
- WATCHING MANNERS: MARTIN SCORSESE'S THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, EDITH WHARTON'S THE AGE OF INNOCENCE. Lee, A. Robert // Costerus (New Series);2009, Vol. 178, p243
An essay is presented on Martin Scorsese's film adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel "The Age of Innocence." It focuses on the director's overall treatment of the novel's elements. It praises Scorsese for his effort in creating a vivid visualization of the novel, from location, sets, costumes and...
- Paris in Mind. Lee, Jennifer // France Today;
The article informs about the book "Paris in Mind," edited by Jennifer Lee. It is a compilation of essays, book excerpts, letters, articles and journal entries on Paris all by American writers such as Edith Wharton, James Baldwin, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Jefferson and David Sedaris.
- 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....
- French without Tears: A Note on â€˜Edith Wharton Studiesâ€™. Gooder, Jean // Cambridge Quarterly;1996, Vol. XXV Issue 2, p190
The article reviews the book "Wretched Exotic. Essays on Edith Wharton in Europe" edited by Katherine Joslin and Alan Price.
- Edith Wharton's `Secret Sensitiveness,' The Decoration of Houses, and her fiction. Jones, Suzanne W. // Journal of Modern Literature;Winter97/98, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p177
Highlights the works of literary author Edith Wharton, who lived most of her life in France. Reference to her last unfinished book `The Buccaneers'; Other books including `The Decoration of Houses' and `Writing of Fiction's; Background information on Wharton; Brief review of some of her books.
- "A Journey": Edith Wharton's Homage to F. Marion Carwford's "The Upper Berth." Thompson, Terry W. // South Carolina Review;Fall2007, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p19
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...