Edith Wharton: Dissertations, 1954-present

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Albers, Christina Edna. The Guardian Male Figure in Selected Novels of Hawthorne, James, Howells, Wharton, Cather, and Hemingway. 1989.

Ali, Melina. Resistance or Resignation: Moral Ambivalence in Social Beings' Quest for Self-Fulfillment in the Selected Works of Theodor Fontane, Anthony Trollope, and Edith Wharton. 1994.

Ammons, Elizabeth Miller. Edith Wharton's Heroines: Studies in Aspiration and Compliance. Ann Arbor, MI, 1975.

Anderson, Linda Carlene. Edith Wharton's Heroes. 1983.

Andrews, Maridella Elizabeth. Initiation and Growth in Edith Wharton's Fiction. Ann Arbor, MI, 1979.

Antush, John V. Money in the Novels of James, Wharton, and Dreiser. Ann Arbor, MI, 1968.

Armbruster, Elif S. Reading in Three Dimensions: Architectural Biography from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Edith Wharton. 2005.

Askew, Melvin W. Edith Wharton's Literary Theory. 1957.

---. "Edith Wharton's Literary Theory." Thesis. University Microfilms

University of Oklahoma., 1957.

Asya, Ferda. Edith Wharton's Fictions of Repressed Guilt: A Freudian Reading. 1995.

Baril, James R. Vision as Metaphorical Perception in the Fiction of Edith Wharton. Ann Arbor, MI, 1970.

Barry, Sheila Marie. Versions of the Feminine: Gender Construction in the Novels of Henry James and Edith Wharton. 1990.

Batcos, Stephanie. In 'the Service of Letters': A Study of Edith Wharton's Nonfiction and Its Relationship to Her Fiction. 2002.

Bauer, Dale Marie. The Failure of Community: Women and Resistance in Hawthorne's, James's, and Wharton's Novels. 1986.

Beauchamp, Andrea Louise Roberts. The Heroine of Our Common Scene: Portrayals of American Women in Four Novels by Edith Wharton and Henry James. Ann Arbor, MI, 1976.

Beckman, Marta Kaye. The Remains of the Victorian Gentleman in James, Conrad, and Wharton. 2003.

Bell, Millicent Lang. Edith Wharton: Studies in a Writer's Development. 1986.

Betjemann, Peter J. Talking Shop: Craft and Design in Hawthorne, James, and Wharton. 2004.

Biggers, Alice E. Gender as a Bridge across Class: Working Women in the Fiction of Edith Wharton. 1995.

Bose, Mita. Fictional Conventions in the Novels of Henry James and Edith Wharton. 1981.

Bourassa, Alan Turney. Impersonal Creatures: Modalities of the Non-Human in Faulkner, Wharton and the Anglo-American Novel. 1999.

Boyd, Ailsa. A Home of Their Own: Representations of Women in Interiors in the Art, Design and Literature of the Late Nineteenth Century. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow. 2011. new

Bradley, Jennifer. Valedictory Performances of Three American Women Novelists. 1982.

Branson, Stephanie R. New Fruit: Fantastic Elements in the Short Fiction of Isak Dinesen, Ellen Glasgow, Edith Wharton, and Eudora Welty. 1990.

Bratton, Daniel Lance. Conspicuous Consumption and Conspicuous Leisure in the Novels of Edith Wharton. 1984.

Bretschneider, Margaret A. Edith Wharton: Patterns of Rejection and Denial. Ann Arbor, MI, 1970.

Brooks, Catherine. The Sublime Text: Journeys toward Consciousness in Henry James, Edith Wharton, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Leaving the House of the Father, Walking the City of Others, and Entering the Text of Consciousness. 1996.

Brooks, Kristina Margaret. Transgressing the Boundaries of Identity: Racial Pornography, Fallen Women, and Ethnic Others in the Works of Pauline Hopkins, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and Edith Wharton. 1996.

Brown, Mary Margaret. Edith Wharton's Irony: From the Short Stories to the Infinitudes. 1991.

Bruni, John. Making the Fittest Culture: Social Darwinism and American Naturalist Writing at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. 2004.

Bryson, Tracy L. Telling It Slant: Perspective Relocation in Novels by Twain, Wharton, Cather and Roth. 2000.

Buckalew, Kimberly Paige. Fictional Bridges: Modern Female Heroines in Edith Wharton's Five Major Novels (1905-1920). 2004.

Cahir, Linda Costanzo. Solitude and Society: The Isolato in the Works of Edith Wharton. 1994.

Camodeca, Gina Murial. Indelicate Constitutions: The Discourses of Illness and American Literature in Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edith Wharton. 1999.

Carey, Delecia Seay. Resisting the Readings: New Feminist Interpretive Strategies for Cather, Wharton, and Fauset. 1994.

Carlson, Constance H. Heroines in Certain American Novels. Ann Arbor, MI, 1972.

Cartwright, Faith C. W. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton: A Critical and Annotated Edition. Ann Arbor, MI, 1971.

Cavanaugh, Cheryl Lynn. Fashion, Class, and Labor: Clothing in American Women's Fiction, 1840-1913. 1998.

Chambers, Dianne Lee. Woman as Writing Subject: Recasting the Narrative in Edith Wharton. 1993.

Chapman, Mary Megan. 'Living Pictures': Women and Tableaux Vivants in Nineteenth-Century Fiction and Culture. 1993.

Chow, Sung Gay. Polluting Women: The Female Protagonist in Four Novels by Edith Wharton. 1990.

Colavecchio, Barbara Marie. Edith Wharton and the Re-Shaping of Legend. 1986.

Colquitt, Clare Elizabeth. Composing the Self: Edith Wharton and the Economy of Desire. 1987.

Connell, Eileen. The Age of Experience: Edith Wharton and the 'Divorce Question' in Early Twentieth-Century America. 1997.

Despain, Martha J. Finding a Future for the Past: Time, Memory, and Identity in the Literature of Mary Hunter Austin, Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, and Willa Cather. 2007.

Dievler, James Antony. Sexual Exiles: Edith Wharton, Henry Miller, James Baldwin and the Culture of Sex and Sexuality in New York City. 1997.

Dluzynski Quinn, Laura. 'the Publicity of Print': Edith Wharton and the Publishing Industry. 1996.

Dunlap, Lynn. The Cinematographic Novel: Specularity and Narrative Authority in 'the House of Mirth,' 'Mansfield Park' and 'Villette'. 1992.

DuPree, Merrily Ellen. Edith Wharton's Business-Feminism. 1987.

Duvall, John Michael. Processes of Elimination: Waste and American Fiction at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. 2003.

Dwight, Eleanor. The Influence of Italy on Edith Wharton. 1984.

Dyman, Jenni Caldwell. Lurking Feminism: The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton. 1991.

Edmonds, Mary Kathryn. Staging the Real Thing: The Theatricality of Self-Display and Social Performance in Three Novels by Edith Wharton. 1996.

Eichhorn, Jill E. Working Bodies, Working Minds: The Domestic Politics of American Women in Labor, 1890-1940. 1995.

Erradi, Saadia. Two American Women's Perceptions of Moroccan Women: Edith Wharton and Elizabeth Fernea. 1995.

Fanetti, Susan. The Mirthful Medusa: The Transgressive Act of Writing Women in the Works of Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Nella Larsen, and Zora Neale Hurston. 2004.

Farwell, Tricia M. The Republic of the Spirit: Eros and Thanatos in the Works of Edith Wharton. 2004.

Fedorko, Kathy Anne. Edith Wharton's Haunted House: The Gothic in Her Fiction. 1988.

Fields, Anne Marsh. 'Writing a War Story': Edith Wharton and World War I. 1993.

Finn, Helena Kane. Design of Despair: The Tragic Heroine and the Imagery of Artifice in Novels by Hawthorne, James and Wharton. Ann Arbor, MI, 1977.

Finucci, Valeria. A Woman on the Mind: Aspects of Monomaniacal Love. 1983.

Flynn, Dale Bachman. Salamanders in the Fire: The Short Stories of Edith Wharton. 1985.

Fracasso, Evelyn Esposito. Prisoners of Consciousness: Theme and Technique in the Tales of Edith Wharton. 1989.

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. 1956.

---. "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." Thesis. University Microfilms,

University of Wisconsin., 1956.

Gandolfo, Maria Christina. Compelled to Write: Crisis and Self-Constitution in the Work of Susan Warner, Edith Wharton, and Anne Sexton. 1993.

Ganim, Beatrice Anderson. The Representation of Gender in the Writings of Edith Wharton: Sex and Superiority after the Gilded Age. 1996.

Gimbel, Wendy. Edith Wharton : Orphancy and Survival. Landmark Dissertations in Women's Studies Series. New York, NY, USA: Praeger, 1984.

---. Edith Wharton: Orphancy and Survival. 1982.

Gleason, James J. After Innocence: The Later Novels of Edith Wharton. Ann Arbor, MI, 1969.

Godfrey, David Allen. A Real Relation to Life: Self and Society in Edith Wharton's Major Novels. 1983.

Goldberg, Raquel Prado-Totaro. The Artist Fiction of James, Wharton, and Cather. Ann Arbor, MI, 1976.

Goldsmith-Bergman, Meredith Lynn. 'Convincing Personations': Theatricality and Difference in the Turn-of-the-Century American Novel. 1998.

Goodman, Debra Joy. The Scapegoat Motif in the Novels of Edith Wharton. Ann Arbor, MI, 1977.

Goodman, Susan L. Friends and Rivals: Edith Wharton's Women. 1989.

Gray, Patrice K. The Lure of Romance and the Temptation of Feminine Sensibility: Literary Heroines in Selected Popular and 'Serious' American Novels, 1895-1915. 1981.

Greenwood, Florence Joan Voss. A Critical Study of Edith Wharton's Short Stories and Nouvelles. 1962.

Griffith, Jean Carol. Reading White Space: Placing Race in the Novels of Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, and Willa Cather. 2004.

Hadley, Kathleen. Coming into the Twentieth Century: Narrative Strategies in Edith Wharton's Fiction. 1992.

Hammer, Andrea Gale. Recitations of the Past: Identity in Novels by Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, and Carson Mccullers. 1982.

Harvey, Anne-Marie. 'Each Man Was a Perfect Cog; Each Held a Flame within': Manhood in London, Lewis, Wharton, and the Curtis Magazines. 1999.

Hayes, Sandra Chrystal. No Woman's Zone: Edith Wharton's Revolutionary Writing. 1997.

Hecht, Deborah Carole. Beyond the Bounds: A Reassessment of Edith Wharton. 1991.

Hellman, Caroline. Sanctum Sanctorum: The Alternative Designs and Domesticities of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, Willa Cather, and Edith Wharton. 2008.

Hemmer, Jean Marie S. C. A Study of Setting in the Major Novels of Edith Wharton. Ann Arbor, MI, 1964.

Henitiuk, Valerie Lynne. Embodied Boundaries: Images of Liminality in a Selection of Women-Authored Courtship Narratives. 2006.

Herman, Barbara Allran. The Marriage Question: A Study of Selected Novels by Edith Wharton. 1989.

Hersey, Eleanor Longridge. Ravishing Television: Adapting Women's Fiction for the Small Screen. 2002.

Hewitt, Adrienne Maria. Intertextual Transformations: Identity, Cinematic Extension and Visual Equivalents in Film Adaptations of Edith Wharton and Henry James. 2007.

---. "Intertextual Transformations: Identity, Cinematic Extension and Visual Equivalents in Film Adaptations of Edith Wharton and Henry James." Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences: U of California, Los Angeles, 2007. 4174-74. Vol. 67.

Hewitt, Rosalie. Aristocracy and the Modern American Novel of Manners: Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ellen Glasgow and James Gould Cozzens. Ann Arbor, MI, 1971.

Hoeller, Hildegard Maria. 'a Vein of Sentiment': The Voices of Realism and Sentimental Fiction in the Work of Edith Wharton. 1994.

Holwerda, Jane Marie. Family and Social Class in Selected Novels of Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser. 1999.

Hudak, Jennifer Klein. The Social Inventors: Edith Wharton, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Women's Writing in Context. 2001.

Humphreys, Kathryn Gail. Counterfeiting Authenticity: Fictional Portraits in the Age of Photography. 1988.

Jacoby, Victoria A. D. A Study of Class Values and the Family in the Fiction of Edith Wharton. Ann Arbor, MI, 1972.

Jagoe, Ann Spotswood. Rhetoric in the Service of Art: Argument in Edith Wharton's 'the House of Mirth' and 'the Age of Innocence'. 1997.

Jasin, Soledad Herrero-Ducloux. Sex and Suicide in 'Madame Bovary,' 'Anna Karenina,' 'the Awakening' and 'the House of Mirth'. 1996.

Johnston, Sue Ann. Mother and Daughters in Twentieth Century Women's Fiction. 1983.

Jones, Ann M. Three American Responses to World War I: Wharton, Empey, and Bourne. Ann Arbor, MI, 1970.

Kassanoff, Jennie Ann. The Fetishized Family: The Modernism of Edith Wharton. 1993.

Kehl Califano, Sharon. The Comradeship of the 'Happy Few': Henry James, Edith Wharton, and the Pederastic Tradition. 2008.

Kernan, Barbara L. Edith Wharton in the Art and 'Act of Making a Habitation for Herself'. 2008.

Killoran, Helen Frances. The Sphinx and the Furies: Literary Allusion in the Novels of Edith Wharton. 1990.

Kimbel, Ellen. Chopin, Wharton, Cather and the New American Fictional Heroine. 1981.

Kinman, Alice Herritage. Becoming a Citizen of the 'Land of Letters': Edith Wharton's Early Work, 1891-1905. 1997.

Kittrell, Anne Dancy. Edith Wharton: A Levinsonian Study of Adult Development in Late Middle Age. 1997.

Kohn, Denise Marie. Novel Re-Visions: Women Writers and the Reshaping of American Popular and Literary Culture. 1999.

Kornasky, Linda Ann. Women Writers of American Literary Naturalism, 1892-1932. 1995.

Kraft, Stephanie B. Women and Society in the Novels of George Eliot and Edith Wharton. Ann Arbor, MI, 1973.

Kress, Jill M. The Figure of Consciousness: William James, Henry James and Edith Wharton. 1998.

Krupnick, Mark L. Stephen Crane and Edith Wharton: Two Essays in the Literature of Disinheritance. Ann Arbor, MI, 1969.

Labbe, Jessica. 'No Room for Her Individual Adventure': The American Woman's Journey Narrative in the Works of Edith Wharton and Nella Larsen. 2008.

Lange, Anja Kerstin. Re-Evaluating Narrative Structures: Edith Wharton as Traveler and Artist. 2001.

Larsen, William Burton. 'a New Lease of Life': Cinematic Adaptations of Five Edith Wharton Novels. 1996.

Leder, Priscilla Gay. 'Snug Contrivances': The Classic American Novel as Reformulated by Kate Chopin, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Edith Wharton. 1982.

Lee, Jee Yoon. Visual Narratives of Community: Objects in Hawthorne, James, and Wharton. 2004.

Leerabhandh, Sivaporn. A Study of Women Characters in Edith Wharton's Fiction, 1905-1920. 1986.

L'Enfant, Julia Chandler. Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf: Tradition and Experiment in the Modern Novel. Ann Arbor, MI, 1975.

Levine, Jessica. Delicate Pursuit: Discretion in Henry James and Edith Wharton. 1999.

Lewis, Katherine A. Satire and Irony in the Later Novels of Edith Wharton. Ann Arbor, MI, 1968.

Li, Hsin-Ying. Seeking the Center: The Provincials in the Novels of W. D. Howells, Theodore Dreiser, and Edith Wharton. 1998.

Lichtman, Deborah. Edith Wharton and the Art of Concealment. 1991.

Lindberg, Gary H. Edith Wharton and the Rhetoric of Manners. Ann Arbor, MI, 1968.

Lischer, Tracy Kenyon. The Passive Voice in American Literature: Vehicle for Tragedy in Brown, Hawthorne, O'neill, Wharton and Frost. Ann Arbor, MI, 1978.

Liu, Juan. 'Beyond the Mountains': Cross-Culturalism in the Fiction of Edith Wharton and Eileen Zhang. 1995.

Logue, Marie Theresa. Edith Wharton and the Domestic Ideal. 1984.

Lynch, Jacquelyn Scott. Darwin Matters: Modernism and Mate Choice in Wharton, Joyce and Hurston. 2001.

Ma, Yuanxi. The Myth of Awakening: American and Chinese Women Writers. 1992.

MacMaster, Anne Cecelia. Edith Wharton in the House of Hawthorne: The Triumph of a Literary Daughter. 1992.

Maioroff, Eunice Ann. The Economics of Marriage in the Novels of Edith Wharton: Class and Gender Conflicts in Early Twentieth-Century America. 1996.

Manzulli, Mia. Writing, Sexuality, and the Garden: The Project of Edith Wharton. 1997.

Marchand, Mary Vital. Cross Talk: Sexual and Cultural Politics in Edith Wharton's Writings, 1891-1919. 1994.

Maurice, Alice Mary. Narrative Effigies: Shaping Realism in American Literature and Cinema, 1895-1929. 2002.

Maynard, Moira. The Medusa's Face: A Study of Character and Behavior in the Fiction of Edith Wharton. Ann Arbor, MI, 1971.

McCall, Raymond G. Attitudes Towards Wealth in the Fiction of Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1957.

McGee, Diane. Writing the Meal: Dinner in Early Twentieth-Century Fiction by Women. 2000.

McManis, Jo A. Edith Wharton's Treatment of Love: A Study of Conventionality and Unconventionality in Her Fiction. Ann Arbor, MI, 1968.

Menton, Allen Walter. Scandal in Wharton, Proust, and James. 1993.

Meyers, Cherie Kay Beaird. Aestheticism and the 'Paradox of Progress' in the Work of Henry James, Edith Wharton, and Henry Adams, 1893-1913. 1988.

Miller, Carol Ann. Natural Magic: Irony as a Unifying Strategy in the Fiction of Edith Wharton. 1981.

Mindrup, Emilie Fergin. The Great War as a Creative Catalyst in Edith Wharton's Fiction. 2005.

Mirabella, Bella Maryanne. Part I, Mute Rhetoric: Dance in Shakespeare and Marston; Part Ii, the Machine in the Garden: The Theme of Work in Tess of the D'urbervilles; Part Iii, Art and Imagination in Edith Wharton's the House of Mirth. Ann Arbor, MI, 1980.

Mohanram, Radhika Thiruvalam. Narrative Techniques and Subversion in the Novels of Edith Wharton. 1992.

Molley, Chester N. The Artemis-Athene and Venus Polarity in the Works of Edith Wharton: A Mythological Dimension with Psychological Implications. Ann Arbor, MI, 1972.

Moore, Kathleen Muller. Visuality, Perception, and the Self in Works by Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Sarah Orne Jewett. 1999.

Moorehead, Elizabeth Anne. 'Separate Spheres' in the Republic: Advice Writing in Sarah J. Hale, Catharine Beecher, Margaret Fuller, and Edith Wharton. 1999.

Morante, Linda Maria. Edith Wharton: The House of the Past. Ann Arbor, MI, 1979.

Muhammad, Suzana Haji. Voices of Disobedience in the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, Nella Larsen, and Mary Austin. 2002.

Nakamura, Lisa Ann. Theatrical Subjects: Performing on the Margins in Hardy, Kipling, Wharton, and James. 1997.

Newlin, Maureen C. Edith Wharton's Irony: Marginalizations and the 'Submerged' Narrator's Point of View. 2000.

Ohler, Paul Joseph. 'the Poetic Value of the Evolutionary Conception': Darwinian Allegory in the Major Novels of Edith Wharton, 1905-1920. 2004.

Olin-Ammentorp, Julie Andrea. 'This Negotiable World': Money and Marriage in Wharton and James. 1988.

Orlando, Emily Josephine. Body Art: Women, Art, and Representation in Edith Wharton. 2003.

Ouzgane, Lahoucine. Mimetic Desire in 'Sister Carrie,' 'the House of Mirth,' and 'the Portrait of a Lady'. 1988.

Pallis, Patricia Anne LaRose. 'the Sight of the Child': Issues of Motherhood in Edith Wharton's Fiction. 1996.

Panaro, Lydia Adriana. Desperate Women: Murderers and Suicides in Nine Modern Novels. 1982.

Papke, Mary Elizabeth. 'Abysses of Solitude': The Social Fiction of Kate Chopin and Edith Wharton. 1983.

Parisier, Nicole Heidi. Novel Work: Theater and Journalism in the Writing of Theodore Dreiser, Edith Warton and Willa Cather. 2001.

Parker, Jeraldine. 'Uneasy Survivors': Five Women Writers 1896-1923. Ann Arbor, MI, 1973.

Parmiter, Tara K. Home Away from Home: The Summer Place in Turn-of-the-Twentieth Century American Women's Literature. 2006.

---. "Home Away from Home: The Summer Place in Turn-of-the-Twentieth Century American Women's Literature." Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences: New York U, 2006. 2159-59. Vol. 67.

Paternoster, Anna. Art and Identity in the Short Stories of Edith Wharton. 2000.

Patterson, Eric Haines. The Most Stately Mansions: An Analysis of the Social Functions of Domestic Architecture among the Affluent in America in the Later Nineteenth Century and a Discussion of the Manner in Which Edith Wharton, Henry Blake Fuller, and Theodore Dreiser Interpreted the Domestic Architecture of the Affluent as a Social Artifact in Fiction. Ann Arbor, MI, 1978.

Patterson, Martha Helen. 'Survival of the Best Fitted': The Trope of the New Woman in Margaret Murray Washington, Pauline Hopkins, Sui Sin Far, Edith Wharton and Mary Johnston. 1996.

Peterman, Michael Alan. The Post-War Novels of Edith Wharton 1917-1938. Ann Arbor, MI, 1979.

Peters, Patricia Catledge. Edith Wharton's Maternal Vision: Imperfect Mothers, Ambivalent Daughters. 1995.

Petrie, Windy Counsell. Artists, Celebrities, and Reformers: American Women Literary Autobiographers in the 1930s. 2002.

Pitlick, Mary Louise. Edith Wharton's Narrative Technique: The Major Phase. Ann Arbor, MI, 1965.

Plante, Patricia R. The Critical Reception of Edith Wharton's Fiction in America and England with an Annotated Enumerative Bibliography of Wharton Criticism from 1900 to 1961. Ann Arbor, MI, 1962.

Pogue, Laura Lyn Bearrie. Devouring Words: Eating and Feeding in Selected Fiction of Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, and Willa Cather. 2001.

---. "Devouring Words: Eating and Feeding in Selected Fiction of Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, and Willa Cather." Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences: Baylor U, 2001. 3999-99. Vol. 61.

Polley, Diana Hope. Transhistorical Emerson: 'Republic of the Spirit' in Twain, James, Wharton, and Cather. 2005.

Porter, Ruth Ellen. Language, Myth, and Art in the Poetic Process of Edith Wharton and Anton Chekhov. 1991.

Price, Richard Alan. The Culture of Despair: Characters and Society in the Novels of Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser. Ann Arbor, MI, 1976.

Pryor, John Clark. A Violation of Sanctities: The Interrogation of the Popular Press in the Novels of Howells, James, Wharton, and Dreiser. 1994.

Quay, Sara Elisabeth. Objects of Affection: Counter Cultures of Consumerism in American Fiction. 1996.

Reed, Naomi. High-Stakes Citizenship: Gambling in the American Novel, 1890-1929. 2005.

Reid, Bethany Ann. Choosing Illegitimacy: American Writers and the Trope of the Female Bastard. 1996.

Renfroe, Alicia Mischa. Life, Leases on the Future: Legal Discourse in Selected Works of Louisa May Alcott, William Dean Howells, Henry James and Edith Wharton. 2003.

Rice, Mary Lund. The Moral Conservatism of Edith Wharton. 1954.

Rich, Charlotte Jennifer. Transgression and Convention: The New Woman and the Fiction of Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 1998.

Rives, Darcie D. Fantastic Writing, Real Lives: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Early Twentieth-Century American Women's Speculative Fiction. 2006.

Robbins, Betty Jane. Edith Wharton: The Female Body as Culture. 1993.

Robbins-Sponaas, Rhonna Jean. Mary Johnston, Discover, and Edith Wharton, Citizen in a Land of Letters. 2007.

Robert, Derek. Economic Indicators: Force and Regulation in the Turn of the Century United States. 1999.

Roffman, Karin Sabrina. Museums, Libraries, and the Woman Writer: Edith Wharton, Marianne Moore, and Nella Larsen. 2004.

Rohloff, Jean Mary. The Many Voices of Domesticity in Selected Works by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Edith Wharton. 1992.

Rosen, Jody Rachel. 'People Don't Want to Marry Me. People Want to Marry Me. I Don't Want to Marry People': Marriage-Plot Subversion through Repetition in Anglo-American Fiction of the 1920s. 2008.

Rosenberg, Judith A. Assimilation and Metaphor: A Study of American Identity in the Fiction of Edith Wharton, James Weldon Johnson, and Abraham Cahan. 1992.

Ruthchild, Geraldine Quietlake. The Whartonian View. 1984.

Salas, Angela Marie. The Uses of Absence in Selected Novels by Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Toni Morrison and Anne Tyler. 1996.

Salmi, Anja. Andromeda and Pegasus: Treatment of the Themes of Entrapment and Escape in Edith Wharton's Novels. Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae. Dissertationes Humanarum Litterarum (Aasf). Helsinki: Academia Scientarium Fennica, 1991.

Sapora, Carol Baker. Seeing Double-the Woman Writer's Vision: Doubling in the Fiction of Edith Wharton. 1987.

Sasaki, Miyoko. The Sense of Horror in Edith Wharton. Ann Arbor, MI, 1974.

Saunders, Thomas. Moral Values in the Novels of Edith Wharton. 1954.

Schaible, John A. Incidents Grasped and Colored: The Indirect Interior Monologue in the Fiction of Edith Wharton. 1984.

Schultz, Lydia Agnes. Perceptions from the Periphery: Fictional Form and Twentieth Century American Women Novelists. 1991.

Schwarz, Ann. One Teacher's Portrait: Reading and Teaching through Edith Wharton's Silences. 2000.

Sears, Sue Ellen. Edith Wharton and a Modernist Reappraisal: Three Critical Essays. 1987.

Seelbinder, Emily. Writing Like a Man: Gender and Readers in 'Adam Bede' and 'the House of Mirth'. 1989.

Semel, Sister Ann S. S. N. D. A Study of the Thematic Design in the Four Major Novels of Edith Wharton. Ann Arbor, MI, 1971.

Shelton, Frank W. The Family in the Novels of Wharton, Faulkner, Cather, Lewis and Dreiser. Ann Arbor, MI, 1972.

Singley, Carol J. The Depth of the Soul: Faith, Desire, and Despair in Edith Wharton's Fiction. 1986.

Skillern, Rhonda Lynn. 'from the Land of Unlikeness': Ritual and Resistance in Edith Wharton's Fiction. 1995.

Sklepowich, Edward A. "Edith Wharton." American Literary Realism, 1870-1910 8 (1975): 331-40.

Slami, Anja. Andromeda and Pegasus: Treatment of the Themes of Entrapment and Escape in Edith Wharton's Novels. 1992.

Sledge, Martha Lee. Writing against Their Cultures: The Autobiographical Writings of Edith Wharton, H. D., Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Ellen Glasgow. 1992.

Sloboda, Noel Jason. The Making of Americans in Paris: The Autobiographies of Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein. 2002.

Snitzer, Maria Fernandez. Telling the Lives of Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, and Willa Cather: The Effects of Social Change and Ideology Upon Literary Biography. 1993.

Solomon, Stanley. The Creative Impulse and Its Subversion: Artist, Audience and Muse in Edith Wharton's Fiction. 1996.

Somers, Renee Dara. Gilded Age Spaces, Actual and Imagined: Edith Wharton as a Spatial Activist and Analyst. 2004.

Starcevic, Jasmina. Passing and the Figure of the Europeanized American in Edith Wharton's Fiction. 2006.

Stark, Jared Louis. Beyond Words: Suicide and Modern Narrative. 1998.

Stengel, Ellen Powers. The Terror of the Usual: The Supernatural Short Stories of Edith Wharton. 1989.

Stephenson, Gloria Sue. Romanticism in the Fiction of Edith Wharton: A Concept of Continuity. 1987.

Sterling, Charlee Michelle. Crucial Instances: Irony in the Short Stories of Edith Wharton. 2003.

Stratton, Mary Chenoweth. The Making of 'a Backward Glance,' Edith Wharton's Autobiography. 1992.

Swift, Jennifer Anne. 'the Cathedral's Word to the Traveller': The Past and Nostalgia in the Work of Edith Wharton. 2000.

Thompson, Paula Carlene. The Decline of Daisy: Fiction and American Womanhood. 1984.

Thompson, Stephanie Lewis. Gentlemen Prefer Modernism: 'Middlebrow' Culture and the Transmutation of Realism in the Works of Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Fannie Hurst. 2000.

Thornton, Edith Page. 'Elegance Is Refusal': Style and Consumer Culture in American Women's Magazine Fiction, 1910-1930. 1999.

Tolchin, Karen Rebecca. Part Blood, Part Ketchup: Coming of Age in America with J. D. Salinger, Philip Roth, John Irving, Edith Wharton and Jamaica Kincaid. 2000.

Trechsel, Gisela Brigitte. The Single Parent in the Fiction of Henry James and Edith Wharton. 1983.

Turner, Jean. The Ideology of Women in the Fiction of Edith Wharton 1899-1920. Ann Arbor, MI, 1976.

Tursi, Renee. The Force of Habit at the Turn of the Century: William James, Henry James, Edith Wharton, and W. E. B. Du Bois. 2000.

Tuttleton, James Wesley. Edith Wharton and the Novel of Manners. Ann Arbor, MI, 1964.

Tyree, Wade. Puritan in the Drawing-Room: The Puritan Aspects of Edith Wharton and Her Novels. Ann Arbor, MI, 1980.

Tyson, Lois Marie. The Commodification of the American Dream: Capitalist Subjectivity in American Literature. 1990.

Vanderlaan, Kimberly Marie. The Arts and Artists in the Fiction of Henry James, Edith Wharton and Willa Cather. 2006.

Voorhees-Whitehead, Kathryn A. 'a Certain Science of Control': The Novellas of Edith Wharton. 1991.

Waid, Candace Jane. The American Persephone: Women and Writing in Wharton's Narratives of Separation. 1988.

Wang, Shunzhu. The Double-Voiced Feminine Discourses: A Comparative Study of Women Writers in Modern Chinese Literature and Modern American Literature. 2002.

Ware, Michele Schab. The Order of Beauty: Aesthetics in the Short Stories of Edith Wharton. 1994.

Watson, Mary Sidney. Gender, Creativity, and the Author-Publisher Relationship: Edith Wharton at Scribners. 1998.

Webb-Anderson, Aerie Frances. The Finer Shades of Difference: Race, Class, and Grammar in the Nineteenth Century of Henry James, Edith Wharton, and William Dean Howells. 2005.

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