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Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism$
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Meredith Goldsmith and Emily J. Orlando

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813062815

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813062815.001.0001

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Afterword Edith Wharton and the Promise of Cosmopolitanism

Afterword Edith Wharton and the Promise of Cosmopolitanism

(p.251) Afterword Edith Wharton and the Promise of Cosmopolitanism
Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism

Gary Totten

University Press of Florida

Edith Wharton’s travel writing is important to our understanding of the promise of cosmopolitan experience in her work. In these travel narratives, she represents herself in terms of what Melanie Dawson describes as Wharton’s “ideal cultural interlocutor”: “an appreciative viewer who witnesses and endeavors to understand history and artifacts, exploring a culture on its own terms and through its particular traces” (262). In ...

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