ERIC Number: ED085754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962
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Edith Wharton: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.
Howe, Irving, Ed.
One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Irving Howe, Edmund Wilson, Louis Auchincloss, Percy Lubbock, E. K. Brown, Q. D. Lewis, Alfred Kazin, Diana Trilling, Blake Nevius, Lionel Trilling, Vernon L. Parrington, and Louis O. Coxe--all dealing with the biography and literary work of Edith Wharton. Designed for use by both literary critics and secondary and college teachers of English, this work would also be of value to undergraduate and graduate students of literature. Essays include "Edith Wharton and Her New Yorks,""The Novels of Edith Wharton,""The Morality of Inertia,""Our Literary Aristocrat," and "What Edith Wharton Saw in Innocence." A chronology of important dates in Wharton's life, a brief set of biographical notes on the contributors to this collection, and a selected bibliography of works on Wharton complete the volume. (RB)
Descriptors: Authors, Biographies, English Instruction, Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Secondary Education, Twentieth Century Literature, United States Literature
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($1.95 paper)
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