- Publisher:Scribner (December 15, 1987)
- Pages:752 pages
- Subcategory:History & Criticism
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Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper class New York "aristocracy" to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.
However, it was with her short stories and her novellas that the author honed her technique and her sharp social satire. Volume 1 opens with her first published story, "Mrs. Manstey's View," and contains the novellas "The Touchstone" and "Sanctuary.
Vol. I as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Although she grew up in a world of refined manners and fashionable people, she was also aware of its superficiality, a theme that frequently appeared in her works.
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Some of her stories focus on the poor, the disparate consequences for men and women who go against social mores, and a comparison of marriage and spinsterhood.
Her father, George Jones, was a relative of the Joneses that fashionable people proverbially strive to keep up with; her mother, Lucretia. Her father, George Jones, was a relative of the Joneses that fashionable people proverbially strive to keep up with; her mother, Lucretia Rhinelander, came from one of the city’s oldest families.
Wharton also published many short stories. She is also known for writing horror stories involving ghosts and other paranormal activities. Her books were mainly about the elite class as she belonged to a wealthy family herself and was well aware of the society’s ups and downs. The stories took place in vivid settings and contained satiric wit and moral seriousness. Her writing style is called social realism, a style of the later part of the nineteenth century
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