The house of mirth / Edith Wharton ; authoritative text, backgrounds, and contexts criticism edited by Elizabeth Ammons.
By: Wharton, Edith.
Contributor(s): Ammons, Elizabeth.Material type: BookSeries: A Norton critical edition.Publisher: New York : Norton, c1990Edition: 1st ed.Description: ix, 374 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0393959015; 9780393959017.Subject(s): New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction | Single women -- Fiction | Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. House of mirth | English fiction | United StatesGenre/Form: Psychological fiction.DDC classification: 813/.52
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Lily Bart, an orphaned child of a New York merchant, calmly prepares a campaign to marry for the power and luxury money brings.
"This Norton Critical Edition of Edith Wharton's quintessential novel of the Gilded Age reprints the Scribner's magazine text of 1905, including the eight original illustrations. The text has been introduced and thoroughly annotated by the editor for student readers. Backgrounds and Contexts includes selections from Edith Wharton's letters; articles from the period about etiquette, vocations for women, factory life, and Working Girls' Clubs; excerpts from the work of contemporary social thinkers including Thorstein Veblen, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Olive Schreiner; and a consideration of anti-Semitism at the turn of the century by historian John Higham. Also included are Charles Dana Gibson's precautionary piece "Marrying for Money" (including four Gibson drawings) and a tableau vivant of "The Dying Gladiator." Criticism reprints six central contemporary reviews of the novel and six biographical and interpretive modern essays by Millicent Bell, Louis Auchincloss, Cynthia Griffin Wolff, R.W.B. Lewis, Elaine Showalter, and Elizabeth Ammons."--Publisher's website.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 374).
The text of The House of Mirth / Edith Wharton -- Backgrounds and contexts. Selected letters /Edith Wharton -- Conspicuous leisure and conspicuous consumption / Thorstein Veblen -- The duties of a house-guest / Mrs. Burton Kingsland -- Vocations for the trained woman: millinery / C. Lothrop Higgins -- The experience of a lady as a factory girl / Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst -- Working girls' clubs / Mary Cadwalader Jones -- Marrying for money / Charles Dana Gibson -- Women and economies / Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- Sex-parasitism / Olive Sehreiner -- The waste of women in america / Lorine Pruette, Ph. D. -- Ideological anti-Semitism in the Gilded Age / John Higham -- Tableau vivant of "The Dying Gladiator" -- Criticism. Contemporary Reviews -- Mrs. Wharton's latest novel / The Independent -- Mrs. Wharton's "The House of Mirth" / E.E. Hale, Jr. -- Review of The House of Mirth / Mary Moss -- Excerpt from "Two Studies in Luxury" / Mary K. Ford -- Review of The House of Mirth / The Nation -- Review of The House of Mirth / The Saturday Review -- Modern Critical Views. Wharton as businesswoman: publishing The House of Mirth / Millicent Bell --The House of Mirth and old and new New York / Louis Auchincloss -- Lily Bart and the beautiful death / Cynthia Griffin Wolff -- The House of Mirth biographically / R.W.B. Lewis -- Edith Wharton's hard-working Lily: The House of Mirth and the marriage market / Elizabeth Ammons -- The death of the lady (Novelist): Wharton's House of Mirth / Elaine Showalter -- Edith Wharton: A Chronology / Elizabeth Ammons.