Edith Wharton Bibliography


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Excerpted from the compiled bibliography included in:
Lewis, R. W. B. Edith Wharton : A Biography. NY: Harper & Row, 1975. PS3545 H16 Z696.
Read this note about the bibliography included here.

Works by Edith Wharton

(I am still looking for publisher information on Wharton's novels, please bear with me)

Here is a link to many of these texts online

The Decoration of Houses (1897)
The Greater Inclination (1899)
The Touchstone (1900)
Crucial Instances (1901)
The Valley of Decision (1902)
Sanctuary (1903)
Italian Villas and Their Gardens (1904)
The Descent of Man and Other Stories (1904)
Italian Backgrounds (1905)
The House of Mirth (1905)
The Fruit of the Tree (1907)
Madame de Treymes (1907)
The Hermit and the Wild Woman, and Other Stories (1908)
A Motor-Flight Through France (1908)
Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses (1909)
Tales of Men and Ghosts (1910)
Ethan Frome (1911)
The Reef (1912)
The Custom of the Country (1913)
Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belfort (1915)
Xingu and Other Stories (1916)
The Book of the Homeless (1916)
Summer (1917)
The Marne (1918)
French Ways and Their Meaning (1919)
The Age of Innocence (1920)
In Morocco (1920)
the Glimpses of the Moon (1922)
A Son at the Front (1923)
Old New York (1924)
The Writing of Fiction (1925)
The Mother's Recompense (1925)
Twelve Poems (1926)
Here and Beyond (1926)
Twilight Sleep (1927)
The Children (1928)
Hudson River Bracketed (1929)
Certain People (1930)
The Gods Arrive (1932)
Human Nature (1933)
A Backward Glance (1934)
The World Over (1936)
Ghosts (1937)
The Buccaneers (1938)


Works About Edith Wharton

Abbott, Reginald. "`A Moment's Ornament': Wharton's Lily Bart and Art Nouveau." Mosaic 24.2 (Sprg 1991): 73(19).

Beaty, Robin. "Lilies That Fester: Sentimentality in The House of Mirth.." College Literature 14.3 (1987): 263-75.

Benert, Annette L. "Edith Wharton at War: Civilized Space in Troubled Times." Twentieth century literature 42.3 (Fall 1996): 322-344.

Blackall, Jean F. "The Intrusive Voice: Telegrams in The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence." Women's Studies 20.2 (Dec 1991): ,163(6).

Brazin, Nancy T.. "The Destruction of Lily Bart: Capitalism, Christianity, and Male Chauvinism." Denver Quarterly 17.4 (1983): 97-108.

Bristol, Marie. "Life Among the Ungentle Genteel: EW's The House of Mirth Revisited." Western Humanities Review 16 (Au 1962): 371-4.

Dahl, Curtis. "Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth: Sermon on a Text." Modern Fiction Studies 21 (1975): 572-6.

- - -. "EW's The House of Mirth: Sermon on a Text." MFS 21 (Winr 1975): 572-6.

Davis, Joy L. "The Ritual of Dining in Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence." Midwest Quarterly 34.4 (Sumr 1993): 465(16).

Dickstein, Morris. "The City as Text: New York and the American writer." TriQuarterly 83 (Winr 1991): 183(23).

Dimock, Wai-chee. "Debasing Exchange: Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth.." PMLA 100.5 (1985): 783-92.

Dixon, Roslyn. "Reflecting Vision in The House of Mirth.." Twentieth Century Literature 33.2 (1987): 211-222.

Farland, Maria M. "Ethan Frome and the "Springs" of Masculinity." Modern fiction studies 42.4 (Wint 1996): 707-730.

Fracasso, Evelyn E. "Images of Imprisonment in Two Tales of Edith Wharton ("Mrs. Manstey's View" and "Duration")." CLA Journal 36.3 (Mar 1993): 318(9).

Friman, Anne. "Determinism and Point of View in The House of Mirth." Papers On Lang. & Lit. 2 (1966): 175-8.

Fryer, Judith. Felicitous Space: The Imaginative Structures of Edith Wharton and Willa Cather. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1986.

Gair, Christopher. "The Crumbling Structure of "Appearances": Representation and Authenticity in The House of Mirth and The Custom of the Country." Modern fiction studies 43.2 (Sumr 1997): 349-374.

Gargano, J. W. "The House of Mirth: Social Futility and Faith." American Literature 44 (1972): 137-43.

Gibson, Mary E.. "Edith Wharton and the Ethnography of Old New York." Studies in American Fiction 13.1 (1985): 57-69.

Goldner, Ellen J. "The Lying Woman and the Cause of Social Anxiety: Interdependence and the Woman's Body in The House of Mirth." Women's Studies 21.3 (Jun 1992): 285(21).

Hadley, Kathy M. "Ironic Structure and Untold Stories in The Age of Innocence." Studies in the Novel23.2 (Sumr 1991): 262(11).

Hays, Peter L. "Signs in Summer: Words and Metaphors." Papers on Language & Literature 25.1 (Wntr 1989): 114(6).

Hochman, Barbara. "The Rewards of Representation: Edith Wharton, Lily Bart and the Writer/Reader Interchange." Novel 24.2 (Wntr 1991): 147(15).

Inness, Sherrie A. "An Economy of Beauty: The Beauty System in Edith Wharton's `The Looking Glass' and `Permanent Wave.'" Studies in Short Fiction 30.2 (Sprg 1993): 135(10).

Jones, Wendell. Jr. "Holding up the revealing lamp: The Myth of Psyche in Edith Wharton's The Reef." College Literature 19.1 (Feb 1992): 75(16).

Jurecic, Ann. "The Fall of the Knowledgeable Woman: The Diminished Female Healer in Edith Wharton's The Fruit of the Tree." American literary realism 29.1 (Fall 1996): 29-54.

Keyser, Elizabeth L. "`The Ways in Which the Heart Speaks': Letters in The Reef." Studies in American Fiction 19.1 (Sprg 1991): 95(12).

Leavis, Q. D. "Henry James's Heiress: The Importance of Edith Wharton." Scrutiny 7 (Dec 1938): 261-76.

Lewis, R. W. B. Edith Wharton : A Biography. NY: Harper & Row, 1975. PS3545 H16 Z696

Macnaughton, William R. "Edith Wharton's `Bad Heroine': Sophy Viner in The Reef." Studies in the Novel 25.2 (Sumr 1993): 214(12).

Nevius, Blake. Edith Wharton: A Study of Her Fiction. Berkeley: U of California P, 1953. PS3545.H16 Z75

Olin-Ammentorp, Julie. "Edith Wharton's Challenge to Feminist Criticism." Studies in American Fiction16.2 (1988): 237-244.

Orr, Elaine N. "Contractual Law, Relational Whisper: A Reading of Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth." Modern Language Quarterly 52.1 (Mar 1991): 53(18).

Potter, Rosemary. "The Mistakes of Lily in The House of Mirth." TAIUS 4 (1971):89-93.

Potter, Rosemary. "The Mistakes of Lily in The House of Mirth." Texas A & I U Studies (TAIUS)4 1 (1971): 89-93.

Quoyeser, Catherine. "The Antimodernist Unconscious: Genre and Ideology in The House of Mirth." Arizona Quarterly 44.4 (1989): 55-79.

Restuccia, Frances L. "The Name of the Lily: Edith Wharton's Feminism(s)." Contemporary Literature 28.2 (1987): 223-38.

Riegel, Christian. "Rosedale and Anti-Semitism in The House of Mirth." Studies in American Fiction20.2 (Autm 1992): 219(6).

Showalter, Elaine. Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1991. PS147 .S48

Springer, Marlene. Edith Wharton and Kate Chopin: A Reference Guide. Boston : G. K. Hall, 1976. Z8969.2 S66

Vella, M. W. "Technique and Theme in The House of Mirth." Markham Review 2 (1970): 17-20.

Vita-Finzi, Penelope. Edith Wharton and the Art of Fiction. NY : St. Martin's P, 1990. PS3545 .H16 Z88

Wagner-Martin, Linda. The House of Mirth: A Novel of Admonition. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1990. PS3545 .H16 H688

Waid, Candace. Edith Wharton's Letters from the Underworld: Fictions of Women and Writing. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1991. PS3545 .H16 Z89

Walton, Geoffrey. Edith Wharton: A Critical Interpretation. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1971. PS3545.H16 Z9.
Widdicombe, Toby. "Wharton's `The Angel at the Grave' and the Glories of Transcendentalism: Deciduous or Evergreen?" ATQ 6.1 (Mar 1992): 47(11).

Wolff, Cynthia Griffin. "Lily Bart and the Beautiful Death." American Literature 46.1 (1974): 16-40.

Wershoven, C. J. "The Awakening and The House of Mirth: Studies of Arrested Development." American Literary Realism 19.3 (1987): 27-41

Wershoven, Carol. The Female Intruder in the Novels of Edith Wharton. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1982.

White, Barbara A. Edith Wharton: A Study of the Short Fiction. NY: Twayne Publishers, 1991. PS3545 .H16 Z93

Wolff, Cynthia G. A Feast of Words: The Triumph of Edith Wharton. NY: Oxford UP, 1977. PS3545 .H16 Z94

Yeazell, Ruth B. "The Conspicuous Wasting of Lily Bart." English Literary History 59.3 (Fall 1992): 713(22).