Displaying Women

Author: Maureen E. Montgomery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134952864
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Displaying Women explores the role of women in the representation of leisure in turn-of-the-century New York. To see and be seen--on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, in Central Park, and in the fashionable uptown hotels and restaurants--was one of the fundamental principles in the display aesthetic of New York's fashionable society. Maureen E. Montgomery argues for a reconsideration of the role of women in the bourgeois elite in turn-of-the-century America. By contrasting multiple images of women drawn from newspapers, magazines, private correspondence, etiquette manuals and the New York fiction of Edith Wharton, Henry James and others, she offers a convincing antidote to the long-standing tendency in women's history to overlook women whose class affiliations have put them in a position of power.

Edith Wharton on Film

Author: Parley Ann Boswell
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809327577
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
"This full-length study, the first to examine the film adaptations of Wharton's fiction, covers seven films adapted from Wharton's works between 1930 and 2000 and the fifty-year gap in Wharton film adaptations. The study also analyzes Sophy Viner in The Reef as pre-Hollywood ingenue, characters in Twilight Sleep and The Children and the real Hollywood figures who might have inspired them, and The Sheik and racial stereotypes."--BOOK JACKET.

Edith Wharton s The House of Mirth

Author: Carol J. Singley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195156027
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Edith Wharton is recognized as one of the twentieth century's most important American writers. The House of Mirth not only initiated three decades of Wharton's popular and critical acclaim, it helped move women's literature into a new place of achievement and prominence. The House of Mirth is perhaps Wharton's best-known and most frequently read novel, and scholars and teachers consider it an essential introduction to Wharton and her work. This casebook collects critical essays addressing a broad spectrum of topics and utilizing a range of critical and theoretical approaches. It also includes Wharton's introduction to the 1936 edition of the novel and her discussion of the composition of the novel from her autobiography. Also available: A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton, edited by Carol J. Singley, ISBN 0-19-513591-1.

The Age of Innocence

Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780395980798
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
At the heart of 'The Age of Innocence' story's are three people whose entangled lives are deeply affected by the tyrannical and rigid requirements of high society. Newland Archer, a restrained young attorney, is engaged to the lovely May Welland but falls in love with May ́s beautiful and unconventional cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska. Despite his fear of a dull mariage to May, Archer goes through with the ceremony - persuaded by his own sense of honor, family and societal pressures. He continues to see Ellen after the marriage, but his dreams of living a passionate life ultimately cease.

Mrs Astor s New York

Author: Eric Homberger
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300105155
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Mrs Astor, queen of New York society in the decades before World War I, used her prestige to create a social aristocracy in the city. Mrs Astor's story, told here by Eric Homberger, sheds light on the origins, extravagant lifestyle, and social competitiveness of this aristocracy.