Item description for Edith Wharton: Vol.2 Collected Stories 1911-1937 (Library of America) by Edith Wharton & Maureen Howard...
Overview Contains twenty-nine short stories exploring the author's themes of relations between the sexes, satire of social class, character, and morality.
Publishers Description Over the course of a long and astonishingly productive literary career that stretched from the early 1890s to just before World War II, Edith Wharton published nearly a dozen story collections, leaving a body of work as various as it is enduring. With this two-volume set, The Library of America presents the finest of Wharton's achievement in short fiction: 67 stories drawn from the entire span of her writing life, including the novella-length works The Touchstone, Sanctuary, and Bunner Sisters, eight shorter pieces never collected by Wharton, and many stories long out-of-print.
Her range of setting and subject matter is dazzling, and her mastery of style consistently sure. Here are all the aspects of Wharton's art: her satire, sometimes gentle, sometimes dark and despairing, of upper-class manners; her unblinking recognition of the power of social convention and the limits of passion; her merciless exposure of commercial motivations; her candid exploration of relations between the sexes.
The stories range with cosmopolitan ease from her native New York to the salons and summer hotels of Newport, Paris, and the Italian lakes. The depth of her response to World War I is registered in such works as "The Marne". Of particular interest are the remarkable stories which treat occult and supernatural themes rarely encountered in her novels, such as the classic ghost stories "The Eyes" and "Pomegranate Seed".
Citations And Professional Reviews Edith Wharton: Vol.2 Collected Stories 1911-1937 (Library of America) by Edith Wharton & Maureen Howard has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Fiction Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 984
Library Journal - 03/15/2001 page 108
New York Review of Books - 10/04/2001 page 19
Wilson Fiction Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 981
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Studio: Library of America
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.66" Width: 5.26" Height: 1.16" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Jan 29, 2001
Publisher Library of America
ISBN 1883011949 ISBN13 9781883011949
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More About Edith Wharton & Maureen Howard
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into high society in New York City. After divorcing her husband in 1913 she took up permanent residence in France. Her many stories and novels were critical successes as well as bestsellers and she won the Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Innocence in 1921.
Edith Wharton was born in 1862 and died in 1937.
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