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Edith Wharton

Novelist (24-Jan-1862 — 11-Aug-1937)


Dale M. Bauer. Edith Wharton's Brave New Politics. University of Wisconsin Press. 1994. 225pp.

Millicent Bell. The Cambridge Companion to Edith Wharton. Cambridge University Press. 2006.

Millicent Bell. Edith Wharton & Henry James: The Story of Their Friendship. G. Braziller. 1965. 384pp.

Alfred Bendixen; Annette Zilversmit (editors). Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays. Garland. 1992. 329pp.

Annette Benert. The Architectural Imagination of Edith Wharton: Gender, Class, and Power in the Progressive Era. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 2007. 261pp.

Shari Benstock. No Gifts From Chance: A Biography of Edith Wharton. Maxwell Macmillan International. 1994. 546pp.

Harold Bloom (editor). Edith Wharton. Chelsea House. 1986. 176pp.

Parley Ann Boswell. Edith Wharton on Film. Southern Illinois University Press. 2007. 220pp.

Vito Joseph Brenni. Edith Wharton: A Bibliography. West Virginia University Library. 1966. 99pp.

Linda Costanzo Cahir. Solitude and Society in the Works of Herman Melville and Edith Wharton. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1999. 155pp.

Clare Colquitt; Susan Goodman; Candace Waid (editors). A Forward Glance: New Essays on Edith Wharton. University of Delaware Press. 1999. 247pp.

Olivia E. Coolidge. Edith Wharton, 1862-1937. Scribner. 1964. 221pp.

Lavinia Riker Davis. A Bibliography of the Writings of Edith Wharton. The Southworth Press. 1933. 62pp.

Sharon L. Dean. Constance Fenimore Woolson and Edith Wharton: Perspectives on Landscape and Art. University of Tennessee Press. 2002. 268pp.

Eleanor Dwight. Edith Wharton: An Extraordinary Life. Abrams. 1994. 296pp.

Jenni Dyman. Lurking Feminism: The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton. Peter Lang. 1996. 199pp.

Gloria C. Erlich. The Sexual Education of Edith Wharton. University of California Press. 1992. 210pp.

Kathy A. Fedorko. Gender and the Gothic in the Fiction of Edith Wharton. University of Alabama Press. 1995. 198pp.

Judith Fryer. Felicitous Space: The Imaginative Structures of Edith Wharton and Willa Cather. University of North Carolina Press. 1986. 403pp.

Stephen Garrison. Edith Wharton: A Descriptive Bibliography. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1990. 514pp.

Wendy Gimbel. Edith Wharton: Orphancy and Survival. Praeger. 1984. 170pp.

Susan Goodman. Edith Wharton's Inner Circle: Secret Sharers. University of Texas Press. 1994. 165pp.

Janet Goodwyn. Edith Wharton: Traveller in the Land of Letters. Macmillan. 1990. 171pp.

Grace Kellogg Griffith. The Two Lives of Edith Wharton: The Woman and Her Work. Appleton-Century. 1965. 332pp.

Jennifer Haytock. Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism. Palgrave Macmillan. 2008. 220pp.

Lee Hermione. Edith Wharton. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2007. 869pp.

Hildegard Hoeller. Edith Wharton's Dialogue With Realism and Sentimental Fiction. University Press of Florida. 2000. 224pp.

David Holbrook. Edith Wharton and the Unsatisfactory Man. St. Martin's Press. 1991. 208pp.

Irving Howe (editor). Edith Wharton: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice-Hall. 1962. 181pp.

Josephine Lurie Jessup. The Faith of Our Feminists: A Study in the Novels of Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Willa Cather. Biblo and Tannen. 1965. 128pp.

Katherine Joslin. Edith Wharton. Macmillan. 1994. 164pp.

Katherine Joslin; Alan Price (editors). Wretched Exotic: Essays on Edith Wharton in Europe. Peter Lang. 1996. 418pp.

Jennie Ann Kassanoff. Edith Wharton and the Politics of Race. Cambridge University Press. 2004. 226pp.

Helen Killoran. Edith Wharton: Art and Allusion. University of Alabama Press. 1996. 223pp.

Helen Killoran. The Critical Reception of Edith Wharton. Camden House. 2001. 184pp.

Jill M. Kress. The Figure of Consciousness: William James, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. Routledge. 2002. 268pp.

Kristin O. Lauer; Margaret P. Murray. Edith Wharton: An Annotated Secondary Bibliography. Garland. 1990. 528pp.

Richard H. Lawson. Edith Wharton. Ungar. 1977. 118pp.

Richard H. Lawson. Edith Wharton and German Literature. Bouvier Verlag H. Grundmann. 1974. 146pp.

Jessica Levine. Delicate Pursuit: Discretion in Henry James and Edith Wharton. Routledge. 2002. 233pp.

R. W. B. Lewis. Edith Wharton: A Biography. New York: Harper & Row. 1975.

Gary H. Lindberg. Edith Wharton and the Novel of Manners. University Press of Virginia. 1975. 186pp.

Robert Morss Lovett. Edith Wharton. Robert M. McBride & Co.. 1925. 91pp.

Percy Lubbock. Portrait of Edith Wharton. J. Cape. 1947. 222pp.

Marilyn Jones Lyde. Edith Wharton: Convention and Morality in the Work of a Novelist. University of Oklahoma Press. 1959. 194pp.

Margaret B. McDowell. Edith Wharton. Twayne. 1976. 158pp.

Lawson McClung Melish. A Bibliography of the Collected Writings of Edith Wharton. E. B. Hackett, The Brick Row Book Shop. 1927. 87pp.

Blake Nevius. Edith Wharton: A Study of Her Fiction. University of California Press. 1953. 271pp.

Mary E. Papke. Verging on the Abyss: The Social Fiction of Kate Chopin and Edith Wharton. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1990. 208pp.

Robin Peel. Apart from Modernism: Edith Wharton, Politics, and Fiction Before World War I. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 2005. 345pp.

Melissa McFarland Pennell. Student Companion to Edith Wharton. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2003. 186pp.

Alan Price. The End of the Age of Innocence: Edith Wharton and the First World War. Palgrave Macmillan. 1998. 238pp.

Catherine E. Saunders. Writing the Margins: Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, and the Literary Tradition of the Ruined Woman. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1987.

Carol J. Singley. A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton. Oxford University Press. 2003. 302pp.

Carol J. Singley. Edith Wharton: Matters of Mind and Spirit. Cambridge University Press. 1998. 284pp.

Renee Somers. Edith Wharton as Spatial Activist and Analyst. Routledge. 2005. 172pp.

Marlene Springer. Edith Wharton and Kate Chopin: A Reference Guide. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall. 1976.

Charlee M. Sterling. Irony in the Short Stories of Edith Wharton. Edwin Mellen Press. 2005. 174pp.

Adeline R. Tintner (editor). Edith Wharton in Context: Essays on Intertextuality. University of Alabama Press. 1999. 263pp.

Gary Totten (editor). Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture. University of Alabama Press. 2007. 315pp.

James W. Tuttleton; Kristin O. Lauer; Margaret P. Murray (editors). Edith Wharton: The Contemporary Reviews. Cambridge University Press. 1992. 558pp.

Penelope Vita-Finzi. Edith Wharton and the Art of Fiction. St. Martin's Press. 1990. 172pp.

Geoffrey Walton. Edith Wharton: A Critical Interpretation. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1970. 216pp.

Carol Wershoven. The Female Intruder in the Novels of Edith Wharton. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1982. 174pp.

Barbara Anne White. Edith Wharton: A Study of the Short Fiction. Twayne. 1991. 192pp.

Deborah Lindsay Williams. Not in Sisterhood: Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Zona Gale, and the Politics of Female Authorship. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2001. 240pp.

Cynthia Griffin Wolff. A Feast of Words: The Triumph of Edith Wharton. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. 1994.

Sarah Bird Wright. Edith Wharton A to Z: The Essential Guide to the Life and Work. Facts On File. 1999. 352pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1205)

  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.817)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.749)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1549)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.1119)

  13. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.195)

  14. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.252)

  15. Twentieth Century Authors (p.1503)

  16. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.813)

  17. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1108)

  18. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.786)

  19. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.494)

  20. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.512)

  21. Almanac of American Women in the 20th Century (p.3)

  22. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.1177)

  23. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.5, p.121)

  24. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.1154)

  25. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (pp.916-19)

  26. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.16)

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