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What a library means to a woman : Edith Wharton and the will to collect books / Sheila Liming.

Author/Creator:
Liming, Sheila author.
Publication:
Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Subjects:
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 -- Library.
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 -- Books and reading.
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
Libraries in literature.
Books and reading.
Libraries.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"This book makes a claim for the centrality of libraries to the mythos of self-making in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American culture, focusing on Edith Wharton as its primary case in point. Wharton was never formally educated; rather, her private library collection, portions of which she inherited from her father, formed the basis of an education that would, in time, directly contribute to her success as a popular author"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The library as space: self-making and social endangerment in The decoration of houses and Summer
The library as hoard: collecting and cananicity in The house of mirth and Eline Vere
The library as network: affinity, exchange, and the makings of authorship
The library as tomb: monuments and memorials in Wharton's short fiction".
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-257) and index.
Other format:
Online version: Liming, Sheila, What a library means to a woman
ISBN:
1517907047
9781517907044
1517907039
9781517907037
9781452960661
OCLC:
1119123590