The rewards of representation: Edith Wharton, Lily Bart and the writer/reader interchange

Hochman, B.
January 1991
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Winter91, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p147
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Discusses the connection between writer and reader in Edith Wharton's novel `The House of Mirth.' Lily Bart's gift of aesthetic self-representation in the novel; How Lily's character is meant for the dynamic interchange between performer and audience; Wharton's ideal reader; The problem of assessing Lily's meaning and value; More.


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