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Edith Wharton

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The Age of Innocence | Suggested Reading


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Eby, Clare V. "Silencing Women in Edith Wharton's 'The Age of Innocence.'" Colby Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 2, 1992, pp. 93–104.

Elaman-Garner, Sevinc. "Contradictory Depictions of the New Woman: Reading Edith Wharton's 'The Age of Innocence' as a Dialogic Novel." European Journal of American Studies, vol. 11, no. 2, 2016.

Killoran, Helen, and Alan Price. "The End of the Age of Innocence: Edith Wharton and the First World War." American Literature, vol. 69, no. 1, 1997.

Tuttleton, James W. Edith Wharton: The Contemporary Reviews. Cambridge UP, 2010.

Waid, Candace, and Clare Colquitt. "Toward a Modernist Aesthetic: The Literary Legacy of Edith Wharton." A Companion to American Fiction 1865–1914, edited by Robert Paul Lamb and G.R. Thompson, Blackwell, 2005.

Wharton, Edith, and Candace Waid. The Age of Innocence: Authoritative Text, Background and Context, Sources, Criticism. Norton, 2003.

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