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    Jennie A. Kassanoff
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But using ideas from feminist literary criticism, Kassanoff finds in Wharton's characters, circumstances, and story lines racial concerns of the comfortable white urban society of the early 1900s

But using ideas from feminist literary criticism, Kassanoff finds in Wharton's characters, circumstances, and story lines racial concerns of the comfortable white urban society of the early 1900s. Mixed in with Wharton's wry, sometimes jaundiced, picture of the self-satisfied upper-level white society are "a host of early twentieth-century white patrician anxieties. This anxiety was not aroused by blacks only

Behind her polished portraits of upper-class New York life is a thoughtful, questioning spirit. This book analyzes Wharton's religion and philosophy in short stories and seven major novels.

Behind her polished portraits of upper-class New York life is a thoughtful, questioning spirit. It considers Wharton in terms of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American intellectual and religious life. It also analyzes Wharton in terms of her gender and class, explaining how this aristocratic woman applies and yet transforms both the classical and Christian traditions that she inherits.

142. Mcwilliams, John New England's, Crises and Cultural Memory: Literature, Politics, History, Religion, 1620–1860

142. Mcwilliams, John New England's, Crises and Cultural Memory: Literature, Politics, History, Religion, 1620–1860. 141. Griffin, Susan M. Anti-Catholicism and Nineteenth-Century Fiction. 140. Abrams, Robert E. Landscape and Ideology in American Renaissance Literature. 139. Kerkering, John D. The Poetics of National and Racial Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.

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American literature is literature written or produced in the United States of America and its preceding colonies (for specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States)

American literature is literature written or produced in the United States of America and its preceding colonies (for specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States). Before the founding of the United States, the British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States were heavily influenced by English literature. The American literary tradition thus began as part of the broader tradition of English literature.

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Oxford: Blackwell Publishers: 1998 Kassanoff, Jennie. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 2004 Gilman, Sander L. The Jew's Body. New York : Routledge: 1991 Sedgwick, Eve. Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire. New York: Columbia University Press: 1985 Smith, Patricia. Lesbian Panic: Homoeroticism in Modern British Women's Fiction 17 Lauer and Margaret Murray. Ed. Carol Singley Oxford: Oxford University Press: 2003 Fetterly, Judith.

Kassanoff shows how Wharton participated in debates on race, class . Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture.

Kassanoff shows how Wharton participated in debates on race, class and democratic pluralism at the turn of the twentieth century. Drawing on a range of turn-of-the-century social documents, unpublished archival material and all of Wharton's novels, Jennie A. Kassanoff argues that a more accurate picture of her appreciation of American culture and democracy develops through less engagement with these controversial views. Cambridge University Press.

Edith Wharton feared that the 'ill-bred', foreign and poor would overwhelm a native American elite. Drawing on a range of turn-of-the-century social documents, unpublished archival material and all of Wharton's novels, Jennie A. Kassanoff argues that a more accurate picture of her appreciation of American culture and democracy develops through less engagement with these controversial views. She pursues her theme by documenting Wharton's spirited participation in turn-of-the-century discourses ranging from euthanasia and tourism to pragmatism and Native Americans.