Theme in "Roman Fever"
What is the theme
in Roman Fever?
|Some of the selected critical
excerpts on the story
can probably help you with this.
|Christopher Gair on The House of
I am writing a paper on The House of Mirth. In one of the articles
I read, C. Gair quotes Ralph Marvell of The Custom of the Country
re: the only way to remain pure is to perish. This statement is not
in quotation marks, so I assume it is a paraphrase. Can someone tell
me what the full quote is or where I can find it in the book?
Jennifer Wilson 11/29/03
"Valley of Childish Things"
I'm an Italian student preparing my final essay on Edith Wharton
short story "The valley of the childish things". I
have not been able to find references and critics on this novel
in Italy. Particulary I'm interested in how the short story can
be considered the preparing ground for Wharton's "The age
Thank You. Tiziana Tallone, Cederna6@hotmail.com
|QUESTION: How can you find out information
on her for like a research for School????????
||The FAQ page has information
on finding resources about Wharton both online and in the library.
|Plot Summary for "The Other Two"
QUESTION: I am doing an assignment on "The Other Two",and
tryin to discuss the plot summary but am having trouble understanding
what it is fully. Could someone please give me some insight.
lisa baker, email@example.com
Epitaph on Wharton's Grave
Can you please tell me what the epitaph on Edith Wharton's gravestone
The reason why I am asking" I am writting a paper for graduate
school on the use of gravestones as symbolism in literature to
represent illness.Kathleen Lyons firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find the answer to this on the Queries
Here's the question and answer from that page: Q. What does
the inscription on Edith Wharton's gravestone mean? In Latin
it is, I believe "Ave Crux Spes Unica" -- how does this translate
A. Shari Benstock's biography of Wharton, No Gifts from Chance,
answers this question in describing Wharton's grave: "Inscribed
on an embossed cross was the Latin phrase she had chosen for
her epitaph: O Crux Ave Spes Unica--O Hail Cross, Our Only Hope" (459).
The site at Find-a-Grave does
not have a picture of the gravestone, but it does have information
about the cemetery.
If you try the Search
feature at the Wharton Society site, you can often find
an answer to your questions if they've been asked before.
Translations of The Age
I am looking for all the existing translations in French from "The
Age of Innocence" (le temps de l'innocence) Thanks.
Wharton's Essay on Flaubert
I would like to know the bibliography of the essay Edith Wharton
wrote about Gustave Flaubert. Thank you.
Answers to Questions on Custom
of the Country
Hi, I'm studing in Barcelona, Spain. I read this book, the custom
of the country by Edith Warton. I have seen very good your questions...Could
you send me, the answers, please? I would like to meet your professional
1. Should we, as readers, condemn the behavior of Undine? Or
has Wharton created a character with whom, as a product of American
society, we must sympathize?
2. The death of Ralph, a character who embraced poetry and aestheticism,
symbolizes the death of arts and culture in American society.
Is this a valid claim?
3. Examine Ralph and Undine in terms of gender. How has Wharton
switched the traditional roles with these two characters? Thanks
a lot Adrià Alert Umbert Màrqueting i comunicació email@example.com
|These sound like discussion questions from your teacher,
and there wouldn't be one single answer for them. They're designed
to get you thinking about the book.
|Tension in Ethan Frome?
QUESTION: Has anyone done any research on the tension of Ethan
Frome? I am doing my thesis on that, and I have my own
theories about it; however, I'm afraid that what I'm saying might
have been said before by someone. I have searched through
the MLA index and can't find anything. I was just wondering
if anyone knew something, some research that I haven't come across
yet. Jeanna Poth--student at University of Houston--Clear Lake,
Help with paper
QUESTION: i have a summary and analysis paper due on Thursday(Jan
9th,2003)about Edith Wharton and i need help finding critical
essays on "Roman Fever" and "The Other Two".
|If you check the information on the FAQ pageand
use the Search feature, you will find bibliographic
information on these two stories. As noted in the FAQ, responses
are posted by Wharton-l members when they have the time and inclination
to do so; we can't promise you will have a response by a specific
Women in Wharton's Novels
I'm doing a paper on how the role of women in Wharton's novels
mirrors the society she was raised in. Who are some critics you
would suggest I look towards to find information regarding women
in Wharton's novels? Also, how would you describe these women?
Edith Wharton's Society
Why did Edith Wharton desire to satirize the society in which
she grew up? How did her society affect her as a person and as
a writer? Why did she become a writer?