Famous for works like Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome, and The House of Mirth along with shorter works like "Roman Fever" and "The Pelican." Read more of the famous works of Edith Wharton, Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer.
by Edith Wharton, and R.W.B. Lewis (Editor). Library of America. From the publisher: "Edith Wharton's full and glamorous life bridges the literary worlds of two continents and two centuries. Born in 1862 into an exclusive New York society against whose codes of behavior she often rebelled, she lived to regret the passing of that stable, if old-fashioned, community and to appreciate the sense of personal identity its definitions provided."
by Edith Wharton, and Cynthia G. Wolff (Editor). Library of America. From the publisher: "Collected her in one volume are no less than six of the works of Edith Wharton: novels, novellas, and her renowned autobiography, A Backward Glance
. Together they represent nearly a quarter century in the productive life of one of the most accomplished and admired of American writers."
by Edith Wharton. Library of America. From the publisher: "Wharton's humor is abundantly evident here, in sly and subtle stories like 'Xingu' (in which a ladies reading group is led to express its enthusiasm for an occult philosophy) and 'Charm Incorporated' (about a mild mannered Wall Street executive overwhelmed by his emigre wife's needy but wonderful relatives. As always, Wharton's is a provocative voice on the subject of sexuality and women's roles."
by Edith Wharton. Library of America. From the publisher: "Here, in settings familiar and exotic, are all of Wharton's characteristic qualities and themes: her candid exploration of relations between the sexes; her satire, sometimes gentle, sometimes despairing, of social class and its distinctions; her keen-eyed observation of the minutiae of character; her unflinching recognition of the power of conventional morality and the limits of passion, tempered by her delightful sense of play."
by Edith Wharton. Library of America. From the publisher: "Best known for her novels depicting the stifling conformity and ceremoniousness of the upper-class New York society into which she was born, Edith Wharton also wrote brilliantly in many genres: essays, travel pieces, memoirs, and a variety of short stories. This unique collection provides a fresh look at Wharton's genius by including a generous sampling of her short stories, along with nonfiction, letters..."
by Edith Wharton. Avalon Publishing Group. From the publisher: "A consummate novelist, the author of the masterly The Age of Innocence
and The House of Mirth
, Edith Wharton was also an equally accomplished and prolific short story writer... she published her first collection of stories under the title The Greater Inclination
in 1937, the year of her last, Wharton's short fiction consistently demonstrated not only the elegance and wit of her style but also the intelligence of her insight."
7. Edith Whartonby Janet Beer. Northcote House Publishers. From the publisher: "This study provides an introduction to the whole range of Edith Wharton's work in the novel, short story, novella, travel writing, criticism and autobiography. The opening chapter provides an overview of recent scholarship in Wharton studies including an appraisal of biographical texts, and subsequent chapters treat recurrent themes and ideas in her fiction and non-fiction, and the American and European context of her work."
by Edith Wharton. Princeton University Press. From the publisher: "The widespread resurgence of interest in Edith Wharton's career over the past 20 years has restored to print most of her fiction, travel books, and writings on architecture, gardening and interior decoration. Yet one significant and substantial portion of her accomplishment has remained largely overlooked: Wharton's numerous exercises in literary criticism."
by Edith Wharton. Simon & Schuster. From the publisher: "One might not expect a woman of Edith Wharton's literary stature to be a believer of ghost stories, much less be frightened by them, but as she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling collection, '...till I was twenty-seven or -eight, I could not sleep in the room with a book containing a ghost story.' Once her fear was overcome, however, she took to writing tales of the supernatural for publication in the magazines of the day."
by Carol Singley. Oxford University Press. From the publisher: "Edith Wharton, arguably the most important American female novelist, stands at a particular historical crossroads between sentimental lady writer and modern professional author. Her ability to cope with this collision of Victorian and modern sensibilities makes her work especially interesting. Wharton also writes of American subjects at a time of great social and economic change..."