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The Resource Wharton's New England : seven stories and Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton ; edited by Barbara A. White

Wharton's New England : seven stories and Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton ; edited by Barbara A. White

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Wharton's New England : seven stories and Ethan Frome
Title
Wharton's New England
Title remainder
seven stories and Ethan Frome
Statement of responsibility
Edith Wharton ; edited by Barbara A. White
Title variation
New England
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Language
eng
Summary
Although Edith Wharton is usually identified with the "old New York" of such masterworks as The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth, she spent ten years living and writing in New England, a setting that appears in two novels, a novella, and fully a quarter of her short stories. In these works Wharton turns from portraying the monied and the mannered to probing inscrutable psyches and souls. The New England of these tales - which range from light comedy to horror - becomes a metaphor for fierce poverty, cultural barrenness, and an oppressive Puritan heritage that both fascinated and repelled Wharton. Thus the frigid, engulfing winter of Starkfield buries Ethan Frome in a living death. That sense of moral and emotional confinement also appears in "The Angel at the Grave," as a young woman senses she has been "walled alive into a tomb hung with the effigies of dead ideas." In "The Lamp of Psyche," a visit to Boston relatives sheds new light on a woman's marriage; "Xingu" gently satirizes the snobbery of small-town "huntresses of erudition"; "Bewitched" and "All Souls" explore the theme of witchcraft. Barbara A. White's insightful introduction suggests that in these stories Wharton "seems to have projected onto New England aspects of herself that she most feared: repression, coldness, inarticulateness, mental starvation, and even lack of high culture."
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1862-1937
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Wharton, Edith
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3545.H16
LC item number
A6 1995
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1942-
  • 1862-1937
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  • White, Barbara A.
  • Wharton, Edith
Series statement
Hardscrabble books
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  • New England
  • Manners and customs
  • New England
Label
Wharton's New England : seven stories and Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton ; edited by Barbara A. White
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • The lamp of Psyche
  • The angel at the grave
  • The pretext
  • Xingu
  • Ethan Frome
  • The triumph of night
  • Bewitched
  • All souls'
Control code
31514522
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxx, 254 pages
Isbn
9780874517156
Lccn
94042882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)31514522
Label
Wharton's New England : seven stories and Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton ; edited by Barbara A. White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The lamp of Psyche
  • The angel at the grave
  • The pretext
  • Xingu
  • Ethan Frome
  • The triumph of night
  • Bewitched
  • All souls'
Control code
31514522
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxx, 254 pages
Isbn
9780874517156
Lccn
94042882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)31514522

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