The House of Mirth

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The House of Mirth by Wharton, Edith; Ammons, Elizabeth, 9780393624540
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  • ISBN: 9780393624540 | 0393624544
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/24/2018

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This Norton Critical Edition includes: • The 1905 book edition of the novel, complete with A. B. Wenzell’s eight original illustrations. • A preface and explanatory footnotes by Elizabeth Ammons. • An abundant selection of contextual material, including excerpts from Wharton’s letters, contemporary reviews, six drawings by Charles Dana Gibson, Thorstein Veblen on conspicuous consumption, Charlotte Perkins Gilman on women and economics, and various others writing about women’s place in society at the turn of the century. • Six modern critical views, considering issues of economics, race, materialism, body image, nature, and feminism within the novel. • A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography. About the Series Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.
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