Edith Wharton

(1862-1937)

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The Edith Wharton Society

General Studies


ASHLEY, Mike. “WHARTON, Edith (Newbold).” St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost, and Gothic Writers. Ed. David Pringle. Detroit: St. James Press/Gale, 1998. [GGIII: 4104]. 635-637.
BANTA, Martha. “The Ghostly Gothic of Wharton’s Everyday World.” American Literary Realism 27 (1994): 1-10. [GGIII: 4105].
BEER, Janet & Avril HORNER. “Wharton the ‘Renovator:’ Twilight Sleep as Gothic Satire.” Yearbook of English Studies 37 (2007): 177-192. [GGIV: 0000].
BEER, Janet & Avril HORNER. “‘This Isn't Exactly a Ghost Story’: Edith Wharton and Parodic Gothic." Journal of American Studies 37 (2003): 269-285. [GGIV: 0000].
BILLY. Ted. “‘Domesticated with Horror’: Matrimonial Mansions in Edith Wharton's Psychological Ghost Stories.” Journal of American & Comparative Cultures 25:3-4 (2002): 433-437. [GGIV: 0000].
BLACKFORD, Holly. “Haunted Housekeeping: Fatal Attractions of Servant and Mistress in Twentieth Century Female Gothic Literature.” Literature Interpretation Theory 16 (2005): 233-61. [GGIV: 0000]
BRONFEN, Elisabeth. Night Passages: Philosophy, Literature, and Film. Columbia UP, 2013.
CHU, Li-Min. “The Ghostly Stories of Edith Wharton.” Bulletin of National Taiwan University 26 (1977): 417-448. [GGI: 1822].
CROW, Charles L. “The Girl in the Library: Edith Wharton’s ‘The Eyes’ and American Gothic Traditions.” Spectral America: Phantoms and the National Imagination. Ed. Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. Madison, WI: Popular, 2004. 157-68.
DYMAN, Jenni Caldwell. “Lurking Feminism: The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton.” Dissertation Abstracts International 52.1 (1991): 161.
ELBERT, Monika M . “Bourgeois Sexuality and the Gothic Plot in Wharton and Hawthorne.” Hawthorne and Women: Engendering and Expanding the Hawthorne Tradition, eds. John L. Idol and Melinda M. Ponder. Amherst: University of Massacusetts Press , 1999. 258-270. [GGIII: 4109].
ELBERT, Monika M. “T.S. Eliot and Wharton’s Modernist Gothic.” Edith Wharton Review, 11:1 (1994): 19-25. [GGIII: 4107].
ELBERT, Monika M. “The Transcendental Economy of Wharton’s Gothic Mansions.” American Transcendental Quarterly 9 (1995): 51-67. [GGIII: 4108].
ELBERT, Monika M. “Wharton’s Hybridization of Hawthorne’s ‘Brand’ of Gothic: Gender Crossings in ‘Ethan Brand’ and ‘Bewitched’.” American Transcendental Quarterly 17.4 (2003): 221-41.
FEDORKO, Kathy Anne . “‘Forbidden Things’: Gothic Confrontation with the Feminine in ‘The Young Gentlemen’ and ‘Bewitched.’” Edith Wharton Review 11:1 (1994): 3-9. [GGIII: 4112].
FEDORKO, Kathy Anne . “Edith Wharton’s Haunted Fiction: ‘The Lady’s Maid’s Bell’ and The House of Mirth.” Haunting the House of Fiction: Feminist Perspectives on Ghost Stories by American Women, eds. Lynette Carpenter, Wendy Kolmar. Knoxville, TN: Tennessee University Press, 1991.80-107. [GGII: 1079].
FEDORKO, Kathy Anne. “Edith Wharton’s Haunted House: The Gothic in Her Fiction.” Dissertation Abstracts International 48 (1988): 1769A (Rutgers University).[GGII: 1078].
FEDORKO, Kathy Anne. Gender and Gothic in the Fiction of Edith Wharton. Tuscaloosa, AL: Alabama University Press, 1995. [GGIII: 4113].
GENTILE, Kathy Justice. “Supernatural Transmissions: Turn-of-the-Century Ghosts in American Women’s Fiction: Jewett, Freeman, Wharton, and Gilman.” Approaches to Teaching Gothic Fiction: The British and American Traditions. Ed. Diane Long Hoeveler and Tamar Heller. New York, NY: Modern Language Association of America, 2003. 208-14.
GOLDSMITH, Meredith. “A ‘Ghostly Cortege’ of ‘Imaginary Guests’: Ghosts of Old New York in ‘After Holbein’.” Ghosts, Stories, Histories: Ghost Stories and Alternative Histories. Ed. Sladja Blazan. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars, 2007. 32-40.
GRELECKI, Lauren. “Hidden Knowledge and Maternal Secrets in Edith Wharton’s Gothic Fiction.” Master’s Thesis, Montclair State University, New Jersey, 1997. [GGIII: 4114].
HAINING, Peter. Edith Wharton: The Ghost-Feeler: Stories of Terror and the Supernatural. London: Peter Owen, 1996.
HELLER, Janet Ruth. “Ghosts and Marital Estrangement: An Analysis of ‘Afterward’.” Edith Wharton Review 10.1 (1993): 18-19.
HELLER, Tamar. “Victorian Sensationalism and the Silence of Maternal Sexuality in Edith Wharton’s The Mother Recompense.” Ohio State U Press: Narrative 5.2 (1997): ##-##.
JACOBSEN, Karen J. “Economic Hauntings: Wealth and Class in Edith Wharton’s Ghost Stories.” College Literature 35.1 (2008): 100-127.
KAYE, Richard A. “‘Unearthly Visitants’: Wharton’s Ghost Tales, Gothic Form, and the Literature of Homosexual Panic.” Edith Wharton Review 11:1 (1994): 10-18. [GGIII: 4115].
MATTIS, Ann. "Gothic Interiority and Servants in Wharton's A Backward Glance and 'the Lady's Maid's Bell'." Twentieth Century Literature 58.2 (2012): 213-237. 
MURILLO, Cynthia. "The Spirit of Rebellion: The Transformative Power of the Ghostly Double in Gilman, Spofford, and Wharton."Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 42.7 (2013): 755-781. 
MURRAY, Margaret P. “The Gothic Arsenal of Edith Wharton.” Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 10 (1989): 315-321.[GGII: 1080].
REUS, Teresa Gomez. “Haunting Correspondences. Ghostly Letters and Authorial Anxiety in Edith Wharton’s ‘Pomegranate Seed’ and Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca." The Atlantic Literary Review 4.4 (2003): 150-170.
RIVES, Darcie D. “Fantastic Writing, Real Lives: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Early Twentieth-Century American Women’s Speculative Fiction.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 67.4 (2006): 1342-43.
RIVES, Darcie D. “Haunted by Violence: Edith Wharton’s The Decoration of Houses and Her Gothic Fiction.” Edith Wharton Review 22.1 (2006): 8-13.
ROBILLARD, Douglas. “Edith Wharton, II." Supernatural Fiction Writers, ed. E.F. Bleiler. NewYork: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1985. 783-788. [GGII: 1081].
SASAKI, Miyoko. “The Sense of Horror in Edith Wharton.” Dissertation Abstracts International 34 (1974): 7244A (Yale University). [GGII: 1082].
SINGLEY, Carol J. “Gothic Borrowings and Innovations in Edith Wharton’s ‘A Bottle of Perrier.’” Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays, eds. Alfred Bendixen, Annette Zilversmit.New York: Garland Publishing, 1992. 271-290. [GGII: 1083].
STENGEL, Ellen P. “The Terror of the Usual: The Supernatural Stories of Edith Wharton.” Dissertation Abstracts International 49 (1989): 2222A (Duke University). [GGII: 1084].
THOMAS, Jennice G. “Spook or Spinster? Edith Wharton’s ‘Miss Mary Pask’.” Haunting the House of Fiction: Feminist Perspectives on Ghost Stories by American Women. Ed. Lynette Kolmar Carpenter, Wendy K. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1991. 108-16
THOMPSON, Terry W. “‘A Journey’: Edith Wharton’s Homage to F. Marion Crawford’s ‘The Upper Berth’.” South Carolina Review 40.1 (2007): 19-26.
THOMPSON, Terry W. “Old Testament Sourcing in Edith Wharton’s ‘All Souls’.” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews 19.4 (2006): 47-52.
WILSON-JORDAN, Jacqueline. “Materializing the Word: The Woman Writer and the Struggle of Authority in ‘Mr. Jones.’”Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture, ed. Gary Totten. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2007. 63-79. [GGIV: 0000].
WILSON-JORDAN, Jaqueline S. “Written on the Border: Storytelling and the Abject Subject in Edith Wharton’s Ghost Tales.” Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 60.4 (1999): 1138-39.
ZILVERSMIT, Annette. “Edith Wharton’s Last Ghosts.” College Literature 14 (1987): 296-309. [GGII: 1085] .
ZILVERSMIT, Annette. “‘All Souls’: Wharton’s Last Haunted House and Future Directions for Criticism.” Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays. Ed. Alfred. New York: Garland (1992): 315-29.