"Contexts" constructs the historical foundation for this very historical novel. Many documents are included on the "New York Four Hundred," elite social gatherings, archery (the sport for upper-crust daughters), as well as Wharton’s manuscript outlines, letters, and related writings. "Criticism" collects eleven American and British contemporary reviews and nine major essays on The Age of Innocence, including a groundbreaking piece on the two film adaptations of the novel. “A Chronology and Selected Bibliography” are also included.
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The text of Wharton’s richly allusive Pulitzer Prize–winning 1921 novel of desire and its implications in Old New York has been rigorously annotated by a prominent Wharton scholar.

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ISBN
9780393967944
Publisert
2003
Utgiver
Vendor
Ww Norton & Co
Vekt
414 gr
Høyde
236 mm
Bredde
142 mm
Dybde
18 mm
Aldersnivå
G, P, U, 01, 06, 05
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
544

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Edith Wharton was born Edith Jones on January 24, 1862, to a wealthy New York City family. Best known for her novels, Wharton’s illustrious literary career also included poetry, short stories, design books, and travelogues. She gained widespread recognition with the 1905 publication of The House of Mirth, a darkly comic portrait of New York aristocracy. In 1921, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel The Age of Innocence (1920), becoming the first woman to claim it. Wharton moved to France in 1913, where she remained until her death. In addition to her many literary accolades, Wharton was awarded a French Legion of Honor medal for her humanitarian efforts during World War I. Edith Wharton died on August 11, 1937. Candance Waid is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she teaches American literature with a focus on race and regional cultures. She is the author of Edith Wharton’s Letters from the Underworld: Fictions of Women and Writing and is the editor of Wharton’s novels, short stories, and autobiography. She previously taught at Yale University and at the Sorbonne.