House of Mirth
First EditionEdith Wharton, Edited by Shari Benstock©1994
As part of Bedford/St. Martin's inventive Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series, this edition of The House of Mirth is accompanied by carefully seclected critical essays which approach the book from several contemporary critical perspectives.
Table of Contents
About This Volume
PART ONE: THE HOUSE OF MIRTH: THE COMPLETE TEXT
Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts
The Complete Text [1905 Scribner's Edition]
PART TWO: THE HOUSE OF MIRTH: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM
A Critical History of The House of Mirth
Cultural Criticism and The House of Mirth
What Is Cultural Criticism?
Cultual Criticism: A Selecterd Bibliography
A Cultural Perspective:
Lillian S. Robinson, The Traffic in Women: A Cultural Critique of The House of Mirth
Marxist Criticism and The House of Mirth
What Is Marxist Criticism?
Marxist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Marxist Perspective:
Wai-Chee Dimock, Debasing Exchange: Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth
Feminist Criticism and The House of Mirth
What Is Feminist Criticism?
Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Feminist Perspective:
Frances L. Restuccia, The Name of the Lily: Edith Wharton's Feminism(s)
Deconstruction and The House of Mirth
What Is Deconstruction?
Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography
A Deconstructionist Perspective:
Margot Norris, Death by Speculation: Deconstructing The House of Mirth
Psychoanalytic Criticism and The House of Mirth
What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?
Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Psychoanalytic Perspective:
Ellie Ragland Sullivan, The Daughter's Dilemma: Psychoanalytic Interpretation and Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms
About the Contributors