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Author Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.

Title The House of mirth : complete, authoritative text with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives / edited by Shari Benstock.

Imprint Boston, MA : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, c1994.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.52 W555hoDb 1994    ---  Available
Description xii, 498 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Case studies in contemporary criticism
Case studies in contemporary criticism.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents pt. 1. The House of Mirth: The Complete Text -- Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts. The Complete Text -- pt. 2. The House of Mirth: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism. A Critical History of The House of Mirth. Cultural Criticism and The House of Mirth. What Is Cultural Criticism? Cultural Criticism: A Selected Bibliography. A Cultural Perspective: The Traffic in Women: A Cultural Critique of The House of Mirth / Lillian S. Robinson. Marxist Criticism and The House of Mirth. What Is Marxist Criticism? Marxist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography. A Marxist Perspective: Debasing Exchange: Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth / Wai-Chee Dimock. Feminist Criticism and The House of Mirth. What Is Feminist Criticism? Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography. A Feminist Perspective: The Name of the Lily: Edith Wharton's Feminism(s) / Frances L. Restuccia. Deconstruction and The House of Mirth. What Is Deconstruction? Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography. Death by Speculation: Deconstructiong The House of Mirth / Margot Norris. The Daughter's Dilemna: Psychoanalytic Interpretation and Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth / Ellie Ragland Sullivan.
Summary The tragic story of a beautiful young woman caught up in the shallow and corrupt world of New York society at the turn of the century, where wealth and social status are everything.
Subject Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. House of mirth.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Single women -- Fiction.
Added Author Benstock, Shari, 1944-
ISBN 9780312062347 (paperback)
0312106335 (hardcover)
9780312106331 (hardcover)
0312062346 (paperback)

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