The New York Stories of Edith Wharton

Paperback $17.95

NYRB Classics | Oct 09, 2007 | 464 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590172483

  • Paperback$17.95

    NYRB Classics | Oct 09, 2007 | 464 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590172483

  • Ebook$17.95

    NYRB Classics | Aug 17, 2011 | 464 Pages | ISBN 9781590174364

Praise

"If these stories have a defining subject (other than New York) it is divorce, which begins to replace art as Wharton’s excuse for discussing the fashionable and the real. In fact, one of the pleasures of a collection like this is that you can trace her tendencies in it? and the way they develop." –Time Literary Supplement

“Edith Wharton, whose deft portraits of the upper class are taken as definitive accounts of the late 19th century, remains one of the most potent names in the literature of New York.” –The New York Times (Christopher Gray)

“Wharton was Old New York…[her family] belonged to that tiny but powerful New York clan…who clung together, intermarried, set the tone and made the rules for society in Manhattan…Her New York fiction spans the years from, roughly, 1840 through the turn of the century–from before her birth, in other words, through the Civil War and beyond into the Gilded Age, an era of tremendous transformation in American society.” –The New York Times (Charles McGrath)

“Yet for all her reservations about New York, Wharton still visited and…she continued to set most of her books and stories here–in a remembered New York and what she imagined to be the New York of her parents and grandparents. The city became for her a social topography and a deep vein to be mined, both a real place and a symbolic landscape.” –The New York Times (Charles McGrath)

“Mrs. Wharton had her turf, that almost sepia New York, to be turned over and over again, like setting the plow to the family farm every spring.” –The New York Review of Books (Elizabeth Hardwick)

“New York City [is] the setting of Wharton’s finest fictions.” –The New York Observer

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Mrs. Manstey’s View
 
The Good May Come
 
The Portrait
 
A Cup of Cold Water
 
A Journey
 
The Rembrandt
 
The Other Two
 
The Quicksand
 
The Dilettante
 
The Reckoning
 
Expiation
 
The Pot-Boiler
 
His Father’s Son
 
Full Circle
 
Autres Temps . . . 
 
The Long Run
 
After Holbein
 
Diagnosis
 
Pomegranate Seed
 
Roman Fever

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