House of Mirth
About the Book
From the Publisher About the AuthorEdith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into an Old New York family that could trace its lineage back 300 years. Her writing became an escape from her ill-fated, painful marriage to a prominent Bostonian. The publication of The House of Mirth finally established her stature in the literary world. After her divorce in 1913, she spent the rest of her life in France, and received that country s Cross of the Legion of Honor for her work in helping refugees in World War I. Features - House Of Mirth Table of Contents Read an Excerpt Read a Sample Chapter Table of Contents About the SeriesAbout This VolumePt. 1The House of Mirth: The Complete TextIntroduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts3The Complete Text25Pt. 2The House of Mirth: A Case Study in Contemporary CriticismA Critical History of The House of Mirth309Cultural Criticism and The House of Mirth326What Is Cultural Criticism?326Cultural Criticism: A Selected Bibliography337A Cultural Perspective: The Traffic in Women: A Cultural Critique of The House of Mirth340Marxist Criticism and The House of Mirth359What Is Marxist Criticism?359Marxist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography372A Marxist Perspective: Debasing Exchange: Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth375Feminist Criticism and The House of Mirth391What Is Feminist Criticism?391Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography398A Feminist Perspective: The Name of the Lily: Edith Wharton's Feminism(s)404Deconstruction and The House of Mirth419What Is Deconstruction?419Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography429A Deconstructionist Perspective: Death by Speculation: Deconstructing The House of Mirth431Psychoanalytic Criticism and The House of Mirth447What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?447Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography459A Psychoanalytic Perspective: The Daughter's Dilemma: Psychoanalytic Interpretation and Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth464Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms483About the Contributors497
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781161435412
EAN: 9781161435412
Publisher Date: 23 May 2010
Dewey: FIC
Language: English
No of Pages: 316
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 19 mm
ISBN-10: 1161435417
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Binding: Hardcover
Height: 250 mm
MediaMail: Y
PrintOnDemand: Y
Series Title: English
Width: 175 mm