Edith Wharton's Social Register
Edith Wharton's wide reading in the nascent disciplines of anthropology, sociology, and evolutionary theory of her day plays a significant role in her fictions. She understood her world in binary terms of belonging and exile, or spatial boundaries and exclusions, invoking the vocabulary of tribal behavior and Darwinian thought to analyze her own world of paleo-New York and...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published February 12th 2000 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published November 25th 1999)
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