Kim, Sharon. “The Dark Flash: Epiphany and Heredity in The House of Mirth.”
Literary Epiphany in the Novel, 1850-1950: Constellations of the Soul. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
The book chapter is a revised and updated version of the article,
“Lamarckism and the Construction of Transcendence in The House of Mirth.” Studies in the Novel 38 (2006): 187-210.
Drizou, Myrto. “Citizenship in ‘The Land of Letters’: Edith Wharton’s Literary Home in Exile.” Critical Insights: American Writers in Exile. Ed. Jeff Birkenstein and Robert C. Hauhart. Ipswich: Salem Press, 2015. 73-87. Print.
Wharton’s 1917 novel, Summer, is now available as an Oxford World Classics from Oxford University Press, edited and with an extensive introduction by Laura Rattray (University of Glasgow). The only edition to reprint Wharton’s preferred text, the first UK edition, it also features an extensive chronology, up-to-date bibliography and notes informed by the latest scholarship.
“The ending is harsh, indeed shocking on account of a theme of incest which haunts the narrative, yet the psychology of the novel is far ahead of its time, beautifully expressed, and still instructive as to the fate of women in societies where they have no agency or power. Wharton fans will not be disappointed.” – Oxford Today, Richard Lofthouse “So, there’s lots here to ponder, and lots to enjoy. This edition has an excellent and informative introduction by Laura Rattray, plus all the textual and explanatory notes, chronologies, and bibliographies any curious person could possibly want.” – Harriet Devine, Shiny New Books
Further details available here: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198709985.do
Irreverent Intimacy: Nella Larsen’s Revisions of Edith Wharton
Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers is happy to announce the publication of issue 31.2, now available in print and on Project Muse. This issue features Melanie Dawson’s article “The Limits of the Cosmopolitan Experience in Wharton’s The Buccaneers.”