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Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism
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Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism

Meredith Goldsmith and Emily J. Orlando

Abstract

Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism explores Edith Wharton’s relation to the concept of cosmopolitanism, as it extended toward her politics, her aesthetics, and her vision of cultural differences. Essays explore Wharton’s cosmopolitan ideas and ideals, influences such as American art historian Charles Eliot Norton; her attitudes toward transatlanticism and globalization; and her art-historical discoveries in Europe. This book also calls significant attention to Wharton’s lesser-known works, including her travel writing on Europe, war writing, and other nonfiction, as well as her first novel, The ... More

Keywords: travel writing, Europe, transatlanticism, globalization, nonfiction, war writing, cosmopolitanism, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062815
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062815.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Meredith Goldsmith, editor
Ursinus College

Emily J. Orlando, editor

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