The Resource The short stories, Edith Wharton, (ebook)

The short stories, Edith Wharton, (ebook)

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The short stories
Title
The short stories
Statement of responsibility
Edith Wharton
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Language
eng
Summary
Described by literary critic Robert Morss Lovett as "a novelist of civilization, absorbed in the somewhat mechanical operations of civilization, absorbed in the somewhat mechanical operations of culture, preoccupied with the upper ('and inner') class," Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton (1862-1937) also wrote superbly crafted works of short fiction. The seven stories in this excellent collection demonstrate the author's ability to create memorable tales on themes of love and marriage, divorce, the experience of the artist, high society and its workings and other topics. "Souls Belated," a tragedy of mores, focuses on characters overcome by the demands of convention, while "The Pelican" and "The Muse's Tragedy" both present women whose realities differ from their public personae. "Expiation" is a satiric, revealing story about the publishing industry, featuring a writer determined to increase the sales of her first novel. In "The Dilettante," a young man who prides himself on his ability to manipulate women must face ironic consequences when he introduces his fianc<U+00da>e to his supposed lover. "Xingu" is a witty satire on the intellectual pretensions of a group of rich women, while "The Other Two" presents a darkly humorous look at the consequences of divorce. Gathered in this inexpensive volume, these stories provide an excellent sampling of Wharton's masterly efforts in the short story genre, a form of fiction she felt especially suited to her talents and one that enabled her to achieve a focused and intimate realism
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Midwest
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1862-1937
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Wharton, Edith
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
PerformerNote
Read by Janet Maw
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1954-
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  • Maw, Janet
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Short stories, American
Target audience
adult
Label
The short stories, Edith Wharton, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486153704
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11605577
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remote
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11605577
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MWT11605577
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The short stories, Edith Wharton, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486153704
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11605577
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11605577
System control number
MWT11605577
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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