Edith Wharton: Secondary Sources, beginnings to 1958

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Auchincloss, Louis. "Edith Wharton and Her New Yorks." 17 (1951): 411-19.

Bell, Millicent. "A James 'Gift' to Edith Wharton." Modern Language Notes 72.3 (1957): 182-85.

Bell, Millicent. "Lady into Author: Edith Wharton and the House of Scribner." American Quarterly 9 (1957): 295-315.

Björkman, Edwin. Voices of to-Morrow: Critical Studies of the New Spirit in Literature. New York and London,: M. Kennerley, 1913.

Boynton, Percy Holmes. Some Contemporary Americans : The Personal Equation in Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1924.

Boynton, Percy Holmes. Some Contemporary Americans; the Personal Equation in Literature. Chicago, Ill.,: The University of Chicago Press, 1934.

Brooks, Van Wyck. The Confident Years: 1885-1915. His Makers and Finders: A History of the Writer in America, 1800-191,. [1st ed. [ New York]: Dutton, 1952.

Brown, E. K. Edith Wharton, Étude Critique. Paris: E. Droz, 1935.

Brown, E.K. “Edith Wharton.” Etudes Anglaises II (1938): 16-26.

Brown, Francis, et al. Highlights of Modern Literature : A Permanent Collection of Memorable Essays from the New York Times Book Review. New York: Mentor Books, 1954.

Chanler, Margaret Terry. Autumn in the Valley. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1936.

Chanler, Margaret Terry. Roman Spring : Memoirs. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1934.

Collins, Joseph. Taking the Literary Pulse; Psychological Studies of Life and Letters. New York,: George H. Doran Company, 1924.

Coxe, Louis O. "What Edith Wharton Saw in Innocence." New Republic 132 (1955): 16-18.

Cross, Wilbur L. Edith Wharton. New York: Appleton, 1926.

Davis, Lavinia. A Bibliography of the Writings of Edith Wharton. Portland, ME, 1933.

Dooley, R. B. "A Footnote to Edith Wharton." American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography 26.1 (1954): 78-85.

Downer, Alan Seymour. English Institute Essays : 1949. English Institute. Essays . New York: Columbia University Press, 1950.

Edgar, Pelham. The Art of the Novel from 1700 to the Present Time. New York,: Macmillan, 1933.

Fife, Hilda. "Letters from Edith Wharton to Vernon Lee." Colby Library Quarterly (1953): 139-44.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott, et al. The Crack-Up. [ New York]: New Directions, 1945.

Follett, Helen, and Wilson Follett. Some Modern Novelists; Appreciations and Estimates. New York,: H. Holt and Co., 1918.

Fritz, Alphonse Joseph.  The Use of the Arts of Decoration in Edith Wharton’s Fiction: A Study of her Interests in Architecture, Interior Decoration and Gardening and of the Language in which She Exploited Them. Ann Arbor, MI, 1956.

Gardiner, Harold C. Fifty Years of the American Novel: A Christian Appraisal. New York, NY, 1951.

Gelfant, Blanche H. The American City Novel. [1st ed. Norman,: University of Oklahoma Press, 1954.

Gerould, Gordon Hall, and Charles Bayly. Contemporary Short Stories. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927.

Gilbertson, Catherine. "Mrs. Wharton." Century 119 (1929): 112-19.

Gray, James. On Second Thought. Minneapolis, London,: University of Minnesota press; G. Cumberlege, 1946.

Greenwood, Walter Brewster.  Edith Wharton: Her Materials and Methods.  Ann Arbor, MI, 1942.

Harper, C. Armitage. American Ghost Stories. Boston New York,: Houghton Miffin Company, 1928.

Harvey, John. "Contrasting Worlds: A Study in the Novels of Edith Wharton." Etudes Anglaises 7 (1954): 190-98.

Hopkins, Viola. "The Ordering Style of The Age of Innocence." American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography 30.3 (1958): 345-57.

Horton, Rod William. Social and Individual Values in the New York Stories of Edith Wharton. New York,: New York University, 1948.

Jessup, Josephine Lurie. The Faith of Our Feminists; a Study in the Novels of Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Willa Cather. New York,: R. R. Smith, 1950.

Kazin, Alfred. "The Lady or the Tiger: Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser." Virginia Quarterly Review 17 (1941): 101-19.

Kazin, Alfred. On Native Grounds, an Interpretation of Modern American Prose Literature. New York,: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1942.

LaGuardia, Eric. "Edith Wharton on Critics and Criticism." Modern Language Notes 73.8 (1958): 587-89.

Leach, Nancy R. "Edith Wharton's Interest in Walt Whitman." Yale University Library Gazette 33 (1958): 63-66.

Leach, Nancy R. "Edith Wharton's Unpublished Novel." American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography 25.3 (1953): 334-53.

Leach, Nancy R. " New England in the Stories of Edith Wharton." New England Quarterly: A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters 30.1 (1957): 90-98.

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

Lubbock, Percy. Portrait of Edith Wharton. New York,: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1947.

Lynskey, Winifred. "The 'Heroes' of Edith Wharton." University of Toronto Quarterly 23 (1954): 354-61.

Marsden, Malcolm.  “Discriminating Sympathy: Charles Eliot Norton’s Unique Gift.” New England Quarterly 31.4 (1958):463-483.

McCall, Raymond George.  Attitudes Toward Wealth in the Fiction of Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Ann Arbor, MI, 1957.

Melish, Lawson McClurg. A Bibliography of the Collected Writings of Edith Wharton. NY, 1927.

Michaud, Régis. The American Novel to-Day; a Social and Psychological Study. Boston,: Little, Brown, and Company, 1928.

Monroe, Elizabeth N. The Novel and Society: A Critical Study of the Modern Novel. Chapel Hill, NC, 1941.

Nevius, Blake. "Edith Wharton Today." Pacific Spectator 5 (1952): 233-41.

Nevius, Blake. "'Ethan Frome' and the Themes of Edith Wharton's Fiction." New England Quarterly 24.2 (1951): 197-207.

Nevius, Blake. "'Pussie' Jones's Verses: A Biographical Note on Edith Wharton." American Literature 23 (1952): 494-97.

Nevius, Blake. Edith Wharton, a Study of Her Fiction. Berkeley,: University of California Press, 1953.

Overton, Grant Martin. Authors of the Day. New York,: George H. Doran Company, 1924.

Quinn, Arthur Hobson. American Fiction; an Historical and Critical Survey. New York, London,: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1936.

Rhys, Ernest, and C. A. Dawson Scott. 26 Mystery Stories, Old and New. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1927.

Rice, Mary Lund. "The Moral Conservatism of Edith Wharton." Thesis. University of Minnesota., 1953.

Rideout, Walter B. "Edith Wharton's the House of Mirth." Twelve Original Essays on Great American Novels. Ed. Charles Shapiro. 1958. 148-76.

Rubin, Larry. "Aspects of Naturalism in Four Novels by Edith Wharton." Twentieth Century Literature: A Scholarly and Critical Journal 2.4 (1957): 182-92.

Russell, Frances Theresa.  “Edith Wharton’s Use of Imagery.”  The English Journal 21.6 (1932): 452-461.

Russell, Frances Theresa. "Melodramatic Mrs. Wharton." Sewanee Review 40 (1932): 425-37.

Sedgwick, Ellery. Atlantic Harvest; Memoirs of the Atlantic, Wherein Are to Be Found Stories, Anecdotes, and Opinions, Controversial and Otherwise; Together with a Variety of Matter, Relevant and Irrelevant, Accompanied by Certain Obdurate Convictions. [1st ed. Boston,: Little, Brown, 1947.

Shapiro, Charles, and Herbert Gold. Twelve Original Essays on Great American Novels. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1958.

Silve, Claude, and Robert Norton. Benediction. New York, London,: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1936.

Snell, George D. The Shapers of American Fiction, 1798-1947. New York,: E.P. Dutton, 1947.

Thomas, J. D. "Marginalia on Ethan Frome." American Literature 27 (1955): 405-09.

Trilling, Lionel. "The Morality of Inertia." Great Moral Dilemmas in Literature, Past and Present. Ed. Robert M. MacIver. 1956. 37-46.

Underwood, John Curtis. Literature and Insurgency; Ten Studies in Racial Evolution: Mark Twain, Henry James, William Dean Howells, Frank Norris, David Graham Phillips, Stewart Edward White, Winston Churchill, Edith Wharton, Gertrude Atherton, and Robert W. Chambers. New York,: M. Kennerley, 1914.

Wagenknecht, Edward. Cavalcade of the American Novel, from the Birth of the Nation to the Middle of the Twentieth Century. New York,: Holt, 1952.

Wharton, Edith. "The Writing of Ethan Frome." Colophon: A Book Collectors' Quarterly 11 (1932).

Williams, Blanche Colton. Our Short Story Writers. Modern American Writers. New York,: Moffat, Yard & Company, 1920.

Wilson, Edmund. Classics and Commercials: A Literary Chronicle of the Forties. New York,: Farrar, 1950.

Wilson, Edmund. The Wound and the Bow; Seven Studies in Literature. [ Boston]: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941.