Edith Wharton and the Visual ArtsEmily J. Orlando
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“In this meticulously researched study of Wharton's novels and short stories, Orlando makes a convincing argument for the ways in which Wharton enacted, through her work, a 'cultural critique that transcends the literary arts.' Thanks to Orlando's impressive knowledge of art history and of Wharton scholarship, this volume secures an understanding of Wharton's place as one of 'American literature's most gifted inter-textual realists.' One leaves this book with a more thorough understanding of Wharton's engagement with the visual arts as well as deeper insight into her complex, often-misunderstood relationship to the representation of women and the emerging feminism of her day. A distinguished contribution to Wharton scholarship.”—“Choice”