Short Story Bibliographies: Edith Wharton's Ghost Stories

Go to the main bibliography on Wharton's short stories. This resource includes books that also discuss these stories.


Balestra, Gianfranca. "'for the Use of the Magazine Morons': Edith Wharton Rewrites the Tale of the Fantastic." Studies in Short Fiction 33.1 (1996): 13-24.

Bardolph, Megan J. "'That Strange Something Undreamt:' Genre and Meta-Fiction in Edith Wharton's 'the Lady's Maid's Bell'." Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 9.1 (2008): 137-46.

Beer, Janet. Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Studies in Short Fiction. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Beer, Janet, and Avril Horner. "'This Isn't Exactly a Ghost Story': Edith Wharton and Parodic Gothic." Journal of American Studies 37.2 (2003): 269-85.

Bloom, Harold. Edith Wharton. Modern Critical Views;. New York: Chelsea House, 1986.

Brown, Julie. American Women Short Story Writers : A Collection of Critical Essays. New York: Garland Pub., 2000.

Crow, Charles L., and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. "The Girl in the Library: Edith Wharton's 'the Eyes' and American Gothic Traditions." Spectral America: Phantoms and the National Imagination. Ray and Pat Browne Book (Ray and Pat Browne Book). Madison, WI: Popular, 2004. 157-68.

Dyman, Jenni. Lurking Feminism: The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton. New York: Peter Lang, 1996.

Elbert, Monika. "T. S. Eliot and Wharton's Modernist Gothic." Edith Wharton Review 11.1 (1994): 19-25.

---. "The Transcendental Economy of Wharton's Gothic Mansions." American Transcendental Quarterly 9.1 (1995): 51-67.

---.. "Wharton's Hybridization of Hawthorne's 'Brand' of Gothic: Gender Crossings in 'Ethan Brand' and 'Bewitched'." American Transcendental Quarterly 17.4 (2003): 221-41.

Fedorko, Kathy A. "Edith Wharton's Haunted Fiction: 'the Lady's Maid's Bell' and the House of Mirth." Haunting the House of Fiction: Feminist Perspectives on Ghost Stories by American Women. Eds. Lynette Carpenter and Wendy K. Kolmar. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1991. x, 266 pp.

---. "'Forbidden Things': Gothic Confrontation with the Feminine in 'the Young Gentleman' and 'Bewitched'." Edith Wharton Review 11.1 (1994): 3-9.

---. Gender and the Gothic in the Fiction of Edith Wharton. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1995.

Fracasso, Evelyn E. Edith Wharton's Prisoners of Consciousness: A Study of Theme and Technique in the Tales. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Goldsmith, Meredith, and Sladja Blazan. "A 'Ghostly Cortege' of 'Imaginary Guests': Ghosts of Old New York in 'after Holbein'." Ghosts, Stories, Histories: Ghost Stories and Alternative Histories. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars, 2007. 32-40.

Haining, Peter. Edith Wharton: The Ghost-Feeler: Stories of Terror and the Supernatural. London: Peter Owen, 1996.

Heller, Janet Ruth. "Ghosts and Marital Estrangement: An Analysis of 'Afterward'." Edith Wharton Review 10.1 (1993): 18-19.

Jacobsen, Karen J. "Economic Hauntings: Wealth and Class in Edith Wharton's Ghost Stories." College Literature 35.1 (2008): 100-27.

Jirousek, Lori. "Haunting Hysteria: Wharton, Freeman, and the Ghosts of Masculinity." American Literary Realism 32.1 (1999): 51-68.

Kaye, Richard A. "'Unearthly Visitants': Wharton Ghost Tales, Gothic Form and the Literature of Homosexual Panic." Edith Wharton Review 11.1 (1994): 10-18.

Killoran, Helen. "Pascal, Brontã«, and 'Kerfol': The Horrors of a Foolish Quartet." Edith Wharton Review 10.1 (1993): 12-17.

McDowell, Margaret B., Alfred Bendixen, and Annette Zilversmit. "Edith Wharton's Ghost Tales Reconsidered." Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities (Grlh): 914. New York: Garland, 1992. 291-314.

Milne, Ira Mark. Short Stories for Students. Volume 7 : Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Commonly Studied Short Stories. Detroit: Gale Group, 2000.

Murray, Margaret P. "The Gothic Arsenal of Edith Wharton." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 10.3-4 (1989): 315-21.

Robillard, Douglas. American Supernatural Fiction : From Edith Wharton to the Weird Tales Writers. New York: Garland Pub., 1996.

Robillard, Douglas, and Everett Franklin Bleiler. "Edith Wharton." Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, 2: A. E. Coppard to Roger Zelazny. New York: Scribner's, 1985. 738-88.

Robillard, Douglas, and Benjamin F. Fisher. "The Wandering Ghosts of F. Marion Crawford." American Supernatural Fiction: From Edith Wharton to the Weird Tales Writers. New York: Garland, 1996. 43-57.

Ruiz, Kezia S. "Silencing and Silenced Women in Edith Wharton's Non-Ghost Short Stories." Thesis (M A ). Baylor University, 1997., 1997.

Singley, Carol J., . "Gothic Borrowings and Innovations in Edith Wharton's 'a Bottle of Perrier'." Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays. Ed. Alfred Bendixen and Annette Zilversmit.. New York: Garland, 1992. 271-90.

Singley, Carol J., and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney. "Forbidden Reading and Ghostly Writing in Edith Wharton's 'Pomegranate Seed'." Anxious Power: Reading, Writing, and Ambivalence in Narrative by Women. Suny Series in Feminist Criticism and Theory (Suny Series in Feminist Criticism and Theory). Albany: State U of New York P, 1993. 197-217.

---. "Forbidden Reading and Ghostly Writing: Anxious Power in Wharton's 'Pomegranate Seed'." Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 20.2 (1991): 177-203.

Thomas, Jennice G.. "Spook or Spinster? Edith Wharton's 'Miss Mary Pask'." Haunting the House of Fiction: Feminist Perspectives on Ghost Stories by American Women.Ed. Lynette Carpenter and Wendy K. Kolmar Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1991. 108-16.

Thompson, Terry W. "'All Souls': Edith Wharton's Homage to 'the Jolly Corner'." Edith Wharton Review 19.1 (2003): 15-20.

---. "Wharton's 'Bewitched'." Explicator 61.3 (2003): 155-58.

White, Barbara A. Edith Wharton: A Study of the Short Fiction. Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction (Tssf): 30. New York: Twayne, 1991.

Wilson-Jordan, Jacqueline. "Terrors of the Modern World: Edith Wharton's 'All Souls' as a Revisionist Gothic Tale." Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 9.1 (2008): 65-80.

Wilson-Jordan, Jacqueline. "Materializing the Word: The Woman Writer and the Struggle for Authority in 'Mr. Jones'." Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture. Ed. Gary TottenTuscaloosa, AL: U of Alabama P, 2007. 63-79.

Zilversmit, Annette. "Edith Wharton's Last Ghosts." College Literature 14.3 (1987): 296-309.