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The Resource Edith Wharton's inner circle, Susan Goodman

Edith Wharton's inner circle, Susan Goodman

Label
Edith Wharton's inner circle
Title
Edith Wharton's inner circle
Statement of responsibility
Susan Goodman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Edith Wharton became friends with Henry James, she joined a group of men who became her "inner circle" or, sometimes, "the happy few." This group included both well-known figures, such as James, Percy Lubbock, and Bernard Berenson, and several now forgotten, including John Hugh Smith, Walter Berry, Gaillard Lapsley, Robert Norton, and Howard Sturgis. Drawing on unpublished archival material by and about members of the circle, Susan Goodman here presents an intimate view of this American expatriate community, as well as the larger transatlantic culture it mirrored. She explores how the group, which began forming around 1904 and lasted until Wharton's death in 1937, defined itself against the society its founders had left in the United States, while simultaneously criticizing and accommodating the one it found in Europe. Tracing Wharton's individual relationships with these men and their relationships with one another, she examines literary kinships and movements in the biographical and feminist context of gender, exile, and aesthetics. Individual chapters focus on the history of the circle, its connections to and competition with the Bloomsbury Group, the central friendship of Wharton and James, the dynamics of influence within the circle, and the effect of Wharton's vision of the inner circle on her fiction. A concluding chapter examines the phenomenon of literary exile and investigates how other writers - Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among them - positioned themselves in their inherited or chosen places. Filled with new insights into Wharton's works and her relationships with a group of asexual or homoerotically oriented men, this study will be important reading for all readers of American literature, literary modernism, and gender studies
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Goodman, Susan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Literary modernism series
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  • Wharton, Edith
  • James, Henry
  • Authors, American
  • Americans
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Europe
  • United States
Label
Edith Wharton's inner circle, Susan Goodman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [147]-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Edith Wharton's inner circle -- The land of letters -- The inner circle and Bloomsbury -- Edith Wharton and Henry James : secret sharers -- Howard Sturgis, Percy Lubbock, and Bernard Berenson -- Love and exile : Edith Wharton's fictional selves -- A meditation on place
Control code
29024145
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 165 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292727717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1600294
Label
Edith Wharton's inner circle, Susan Goodman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [147]-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Edith Wharton's inner circle -- The land of letters -- The inner circle and Bloomsbury -- Edith Wharton and Henry James : secret sharers -- Howard Sturgis, Percy Lubbock, and Bernard Berenson -- Love and exile : Edith Wharton's fictional selves -- A meditation on place
Control code
29024145
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 165 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292727717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1600294

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