America"s social classes in the writings of Edith Wharton
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America"s social classes in the writings of Edith Wharton an analysis of her short stories by Griffin, Joseph

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Wharton, Edith, -- 1862-1937 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Social classes in literature

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJoseph Griffin ; with a preface by Barbara A. White.
LC ClassificationsPS3545.H16 Z658 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23614189M
ISBN 100773446826
ISBN 109780773446823
LC Control Number2009026169

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