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Edith Wharton: A Bibliography

Virginia Ricard
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1A rapid perusal of the following critical bibliography reveals the paucity of work examining Edith Wharton’s art of the short story as a whole. Most of the articles listed below focus on one or two stories. Barbara White’s Edith Wharton: A Study of the Short Fiction, published in 1991, is still the only book-length study devoted to the subject. Certain more general studies of Wharton’s work—books with a chapter on Wharton and the short story, or books that focus on problems and themes apposite to the articles in this special issue—have also been included.

2Collections or selections of Wharton’s stories have not been included. Wherever possible, the articles in this issue refer to the Library of America edition of the Collected Stories, volumes 1 and 2, edited by Maureen Howard (2001). When discussing stories that were not included in the Library of America collection, authors refer either to R.W.B. Lewis’s Collected Short Stories of Edith Wharton (1968), to his Selected Short Stories of Edith Wharton (1991), or to Anita Brookner’s two volumes, The Stories of Edith Wharton (1988-1989). Over the past twenty years, a number of selections have grouped Wharton’s stories thematically. Three major themes emerge: New England (e.g. Barbara A. White’s selection, Wharton’s New England: Seven Stories and Ethan Frome, Hanover: UP of New England 1995); New York (e.g. Roxana Robinson’s The New York Stories of Edith Wharton. New York: NYRB Classics, 2007); and, above all, ghosts (e.g. The Ghost-Feeler: Stories of Terror and the Supernatural, and The Demanding Dead: More Stories of Terror and the Supernatural, London: Peter Owen, 1996 and 2007; To Be Read by Candlelight: Two Tales of Suspense, West Huntspill: Parsimony, 2000; The Triumph of Night and Other Tales, North Yorkshire: Tartarus Press, 2008; or, in France, Kerfol et autres histoires de fantômes, Paris: Le Livre de poche, 2011). Other selections reflect different concerns (e.g. Marilyn French’s Roman Fever and Other Stories, London: Virago, 1985; Mary Gordon’s Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction by Edith Wharton, New York: Bantam, 1987; Candace Waid’s ‘The Muse’s Tragedy,’ and Other Stories, London: Penguin, 1992; Linda Wagner-Martin’s Portable Edith Wharton, New York: Penguin Books, 2003; Cynthia Griffin Wolff’s Roman Fever and Other Stories by Edith Wharton, New York: Collier Books, 1993; or the Dover Edith Wharton, Short Stories, New York: Dover, 1994). A study of the principles of selection and rejection in these collections and anthologies (from, say, William Dean Howells’ choice of “The Mission of Jane” for Great Modern American Stories, New York: Boni & Liveright, 1921, through Wayne Andrews’ The Best Short Stories of Edith Wharton, New York: Scribner, 1958, to the present day) might serve as a history of the fluctuating reputation of Wharton’s short fiction.


Andrews, Wayne. “Introduction.” The Best Short Stories of Edith Wharton. New York: Scribner, 1958. vii-xxvii.

Balestra, Gianfranca. “‘For the Use of the Magazine Morons’: Edith Wharton Rewrites the Tale of the Fantastic.” Studies in Short Fiction 33. 1 (1996): 13-24.

Banta, Martha. “The Ghostly Gothic of Wharton’s Everyday World.” American Literary Realism 27:1 (1994): 1-10.

Bardolph, Megan J. “‘That Strange Something Undreamt:’ Genre and Meta-Fiction in Edith Wharton’s ‘the Lady’s Maid’s Bell.’” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 9.1 (2008): 137-146.

Bauer, Dale M. “Edith Wharton’s ‘Roman Fever’: A Rune of History.” College English 50.6 (1988): 681-693.

Beer, Janet. Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Studies in Short Fiction. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

--- and Avril Horner. Edith Wharton: Sex, Satire and the Older Woman. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

---. “‘This Isn’t Exactly a Ghost Story’: Edith Wharton and Parodic Gothic.” Journal of American Studies 37.2 (2003): 269-285.

Bell, Millicent. “A James ‘Gift’ to Edith Wharton.” Modern Language Notes 72.3 (1957): 82-85.

Bennett, Bridget. “‘Precious Allusions’: Female Muses and Authorising Writing.” Essays and Studies 51 (1998): 140-160.

Berkove, Lawrence. “‘Roman Fever’: A Mortal Malady.” CEA Critic 56.2 (1994): 56-60.

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.

Blackall, Jean Frantz. “Edith Wharton’s Art of the Ellipsis.” Journal of Narrative Technique 17.2 (1987): 145-162.

Blackford, Holly. “Haunted Housekeeping: Fatal Attractions of Servant and Mistress in Twentieth-Century Female Gothic Literature.” Lit: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 16:2 (2005): 233-261.

Blazek, William. “Trench Vision: Obscurity in Edith Wharton’s War Writings.” L’Obscur. Ed. Françoise Sammarcelli. Paris: Michel Houdiard, 2009. 66-84.

Blum, Virginia L. “Edith Wharton’s Erotic Other-World.” Literature and Psychology 33:1 (1987): 12-29.

Bowlby, Rachel. “‘I Had Barbara’: Women’s Ties and Wharton’s ‘Roman Fever.’” Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 17.3 (2006): 37-51.

Branson, Stephanie. “Ripe Fruit: Fantastic Elements in the Short Fiction of Ellen Glasgow, Edith Wharton, and Eudora Welty.” American Women Short Story Writers: A Collection of Critical Essays. Ed. Julie Brown. New York: Garland, 2000. 61-71.

Brivic, Sheldon. “The Lacanian Phallus and the Lesbian One in Wharton's ‘Xingu.’” Journal of Modern Literature. 35.2 (2012 Winter): 25-36.

Brookner, Anita. Introduction. The Stories of Edith Wharton. Vol. 1. Ed. Anita Brookner. New York : Carroll & Graf, 1988.

---. Introduction. The Stories of Edith Wharton. Vol. 2. Ed. Anita Brookner. New York : Carroll & Graf, 1989.

Brumm, Ursula. “Ghosts Who Write Letters: Some Notes on Edith Wharton’s Ghost Stories.” Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 26:1 (1993): 29-37.

Bulman, Jessica. “Edith Wharton, Privacy and Publicity.” Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 16:1 (2004), 41-82.

Burbridge, Martha Vanbiesem de. “Un Cuento de María Teresa Maiorana frente a uno de Edith Wharton.” Primeras Jornadas Internacionales de Literatura Argentin/Comparística. Ed. Teresita Frugoni de Fritzsche. Buenos Aires: Prensa U de Buenos Aires, 1996. 345-354.

Burleson, Donald R. “Sabbats: Hawthorne/Wharton.” Studies in Weird Fiction 12 (1993): 12-16.

Campbell, Donna. “Edith Wharton’s ‘Book of the Grotesque’: Sherwood Anderson, Modernism and the Late Stories.” Edith Wharton Review 26.2 (2010): 1-5.

---. “‘The (American) Muse’s Tragedy’: Jack London, Edith Wharton, and the Little Lady of the Big House.” Jack London: One Hundred Years a Writer. Ed. Sara S. Hodson and Jeanne Campbell Reesman. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 2002. 189-216.

---. “The Short Stories of Edith Wharton.” Companion to the American Short Story. Eds. Alfred Bendixen and James Nagal. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 118-132.

Campbell, Lori M. Portals of Power: Magical Agency and Transformation in Literary Fantasy. Jefferson, NC; McFarland, 2010.

Carney, Mary, et al. “Wharton’s Short Fiction of War: The Politics of ‘Coming Home.’” In Postmodern Approaches to the Short Story. Ed. Farhat Iftekharrudin. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003. 109-120.

Carpenter, Lynette. “Deadly Letters, Sexual Politics, and the Dilemma of the Woman Writer: Edith Wharton’s ‘The House of the Dead Hand.’” American Literary Realism 24.2 (1992): 55-69.

Caws, Mary Ann. “Framing in Two Opposite Modes: Ford and Wharton.” Comparatist 10 (1986): 114-120.

Comins, Barbara. “‘Outrageous Trap’: Envy and Jealousy in Wharton’s ‘Roman Fever’ and Fitzgerald’s ‘Bernice Bobs Her Hair.’” Edith Wharton Review 17.1 (2001): 9-12.

Conn, Peter. “Edith Wharton.” The Divided Mind: Ideology and Imagination in America, 1898-1917. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983. 173-196.

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: Wisconsin UP, 2004. 157-168.

Dean, Sharon L. “Edith Wharton’s Early Artist Stories and Constance Fenimore Woolson.” Constance Fenimore Woolson’s Nineteenth Century. Ed. Victoria Brehn. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2001. 225-239.

Del Fattore, Joan. “Edith Wharton.” Short Story Writers 3. Ed. Frank N. Magill. Pasadena: Salem Press, 1997. 950-958.

Donovan, Josephine. After the Fall: The Demeter-Persephone Myth in Wharton, Cather, and Glasgow. University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1989.

Downey, June E. “Three Stories.” Creative Imagination: Studies in the Psychology of Literature. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1929. 202-208.

Dwight, Eleanor. “Edith Wharton and ‘The Cask of Amontillado.’” Poe and Our Times: Influences and Affinities. Ed. Franklin Fisher. Baltimore: Edgar Allen Poe Society, 1986. 49-57.

Dyman, Jenni. Lurking Feminism: The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton. New York: Peter Lang, 1996.

Eaton, Mark A. “Publicity and Authorship in ‘The Touchstone’: Or A Portrait of the Artist as a Dead Woman.” Edith Wharton Review 14:1 (1997): 4-11, 21.

Edel, Leon. “The Nature of Literary Psychology.” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 29:2 (1981): 447-467.

Elbert, Monika M. “Bourgeois Sexuality and the Gothic Plot in Wharton and Hawthorne.” Hawthorne and Women. Ed. John L. Idol and Melinda M. Ponder. Amherst: U of Massacusetts P, 1999. 258-270.

---. “The Transcendental Economy of Wharton’s Gothic Mansions.” American Transcendental Quarterly 9.1 (1995): 51-67.

---. “T. S. Eliot and Wharton’s Modernist Gothic.” Edith Wharton Review 11.1 (1994): 19-25.

---. “Wharton’s Hybridization of Hawthorne’s ‘Brand’ of Gothic: Gender Crossings in ‘Ethan Brand’ and ‘Bewitched.’” American Transcendental Quarterly 17.4 (2003): 221-241.

Emmert, Scott. “Drawing-Room Naturalism in Edith Wharton’s Early Short Stories.” Journal of the Short Story in English 39 (2002): 57-71. <>

Erlich, Gloria C. “‘Forbidden Things’: Gothic Confrontation with the Feminine in ‘The Young Gentleman’ and ‘Bewitched.’” Edith Wharton Review 11.1 (1994): 3-9.

---. “The Female Conscience in Wharton’s Shorter Fiction.” The Cambridge Companion to Edith Wharton. Ed. Millicent Bell. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995. 98-116.

Fedorko, Kathy A. Gender and the Gothic in the Fiction of Edith Wharton. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1995.

---. “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. Ed. Lynette Carpenter and Wendy K. Kolmar. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1991. 80-107.

---. “‘Forbidden Things’: Gothic Confrontation with the Feminine in ‘The Young Gentlemen’ and ‘Bewitched.’” Edith Wharton Review 11:1 (1994): 3-9.

Fields, Anne M. “‘Years Hence of these Scenes’: Wharton’s ‘The Spark’ and World War I.” Edith Wharton Review 19:2 (2003): 1, 5-10.

Fishbein, L. “Prostitution, Morality, and Paradox : Moral Relativism in Edith Wharton’s ‘Old New York.’” Studies in Short Fiction. 24.4 (1987). 399-406.

Fisher, Benjamin F. “Transitions from Victorian to Modern: The Supernatural Stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman and Edith Wharton.” American Supernatural Fiction: From Edith Wharton to the Weird Tales Writers. Ed. Douglas Robillard. New York: Garland, 1996. 3-42.

Fracasso, Evelyn E. Edith Wharton’s Prisoners of Consciousness: A Study of Theme and Technique in the Tales. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.

---. “Images of Imprisonment in Two Tales of Edith Wharton.” College Language Association Journal 36.3 (1993): 318-26.

---. “The Evolution of Theme and Technique in Selected Tales of Edith Wharton.” Journal of the Short Story in English 16 (1991): 41-50.

Friedl, Bettina. “Edith Wharton: ‘Pomegranate Seed’—the verge of Being.” Die englische und amerikanische Kurzgescichte. Ed. Klaus Lubbers. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1990. 120-133.

Funston, Judith E. “‘Xingu’: Edith Wharton’s Velvet Gauntlet.” Studies in American Fiction 12.2 (1984): 227-234.

Gallagher, Jean. “The Great War and the Female Gaze: Edith Wharton and the Iconography of War Propaganda.” Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory 7.1 (1996): 27-49.

Gentile, Kathy Justice. “Supernatural Transmissions: Turn-of-the-Century Ghosts in American Women’s Fiction: Jewett, Freeman, Wharton, and Gilman.” Gothic Fiction: The British and American Traditions. Ed. Diane Long Hoeveler and Tamar Heller. New York, NY: Modern Language Association of America, 2003. 208-214.

Geoffroy-Menoux, Sophie. Introduction à l’étude des textes fantastiques anglo-américains. Paris: Editions du Temps, 2000.

Gerlach, John. Toward the End: Closure and Structure in the American Short Story. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1985.

Getz, John. “Edith Wharton and the Ghost of Poe: ‘Miss Mary Pask’ and ‘Mr. Jones.’” Edith Wharton Review 21:1 (2005): 18-23.

Giorcelli, Cristina. “Plays of White and Black in Edith Wharton’s ‘A Bottle of Perrier.’” Letterature d’America 16.65 (1996): 117-36.

Going, William T. “Wharton’s ‘After Holbein.’” Explicator 10 (1951): 8.

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: Cambridge Scholars, 2007. 32-40.

Gómez Reus, Teresa. “Revisiting ‘the Angel at the Grave’: Parallelisms between Edith Wharton and George Eliot.” Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos 2 (1993): 9-17.

Haining, Peter. Introduction. Edith Wharton: The Ghost-Feeler: Stories of Terror and the Supernatural. Ed. Peter Haining. London: Peter Owen, 1996.

---. Introduction. The Demanding Dead : More Stories of Terror and the Supernatural. Ed. Peter Haining. London: Peter Owen, 2007. 7-19.

Haytock, Jennifer. Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Heller, Janet Ruth. “Ghosts and Marital Estrangement: An Analysis of ‘Afterward.’” Edith Wharton Review 10.1 (1993): 18-19.

Hendry, Michael. “Two Greek Syllables in Wharton’s ‘The Pelican.’” Notes and Queries 52:2 (2010), 224-225.

Hochman, Barbara. “The Good, the Bad, and the Literary: Edith Wharton’s ‘Bunner Sisters’ and the Social Context of Reading.” Studies in American Naturalism 1:1/2 (2006): 128-143.

Hoeller, Hildegard. Edith Wharton’s Dialogue with Realism and Sentimental Fiction. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2000.

---. “The Gains and Losses of ‘Sentimental Economies’ in Edith Wharton’s ‘The Dilettante.’” American Literary Realism 28.3 (1996): 19-29.

Horton, Rod William. Social and Individual Values in the New York Stories of Edith Wharton. New York: New York UP, 1948.

Inness, Sherrie A. “An Economy of Beauty: The Beauty System in ‘The Looking Glass’ and ‘Permanent Wave.’” Edith Wharton Review 10.1 (1993): 7-11.

---. “‘Loyal Saints or Devious Rascals’: Domestic Servants in Edith Wharton’s Stories ‘The Lady’s Maid’s Bell’ and ‘All Souls.’” Studies in Short Fiction 36.4 (1999): 337-49.

Inverso, Mary Beth. “Performing Women: Semiotic Promiscuity in ‘The Other Two.’” Edith Wharton Review 10.1 (1993): 3-6.

Jacobsen, Karen J. “Economic Hauntings: Wealth and Class in Edith Wharton’s Ghost Stories.” College Literature 35.1 (2008): 100-127.

Jirousek, Lori. “Haunting Hysteria: Wharton, Freeman, and the Ghosts of Masculinity.” American Literary Realism 32.1 (1999): 51-68.

Johnson, Alexandra. “A Forward Glance.” Nation 253.1 (1991): 59-61.

Kaplan, Amy. “Edith Wharton’s Profession of Authorship.” English Literary History 53 (1986): 433-457.

Kassanoff, Jennie A. Edith Wharton and the Politics of Race. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004.

Kaye, Richard A. “‘Unearthly Visitants’: Wharton Ghost Tales, Gothic Form and the Literature of Homosexual Panic.” Edith Wharton Review 11.1 (1994): 10-18.

Killoran, Helen. “Pascal, Bronte, and ‘Kerfol’: The Horrors of A Foolish Quartet.” Edith Wharton Review 10.1 (1993): 12-17.

---. “Sexuality and Abnormal Psychology in Edith Wharton’s ‘The Lady’s Maid’s Bell.’”CEA Critic 58.3 (1996): 41-49.

---. “‘Xingu’: Edith Wharton Instructs Literary Critics.” Studies in American Humor 3.3 (1996): 1-13.

Kimbel, Ellen. “The American Short Story: 1900-1920.” The American Short Story, 1900-1945. Ed. Philip Stevick. Boston: Twayne, 1984. 33-69.

Kinman, Alice Herritage. “Edith Wharton and the Future of Fiction.” Edith Wharton Review 18.2 (2002): 3-12.

Kiran-Raw, Meltem. “Edith Wharton’s ‘The Other Two.’” The Explicator 68:1 (2010): 39-42.

Koprince, Susan. “Edith Wharton, Henry James, and ‘Roman Fever.’” Journal of the Short Story in English 25 (1995): 21-31.

Kornasky, Linda. “On ‘Listen[ing] to Spectres too’: Wharton’s ‘Bunner Sisters’ and Ideologies of Sexual Selection.” American Literary Realism 30.1 (1997): 47-58.

Kornetta, Reiner. “Das Korsett Im Kopf: Ehe und Ökonomie in den Kurzgeschichten Edith Whartons.” Düsseldorfer Beiträge aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik: 4. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1996.

---. “Edith Wharton’s ‘The Angel at the Grave’ and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables.” Edith Wharton Review 14.2 (1997): 21-25.

Kozikowski, Stanley J. “Unreliable Narration in Henry James’s ‘The Two Faces’ and Edith Wharton’s ‘The Dilettante.’” Arizona Quarterly 35 (1979): 357-372.

Lauer, Kristin O. “Is This Indeed ‘Attractive’? Another Look at the ‘Beatrice Palmato’ Fragment.” Edith Wharton Review 11.1 (1994): 26-29.

Lawson, Richard H. “Edith Wharton.” American Short-Story Writers, 1880-1910. Ed. Ellen Kimbel. Detroit: Gale, 1989. 308-323.

Leach, Nancy R. “New England in the Stories of Edith Wharton.” New England Quarterly 30.1 (1957): 90-98.

Lee, Hermione. Edith Wharton. London: Vintage Books, 2008.

Levine, Jessica. “Discretion and Self-Censorship in Wharton’s Fiction: ‘The Old Maid’ and the Politics of Publishing.” Edith Wharton Review 13.1 (1996): 4-13.

Levy, Andrew. “Edith Wharton: The Muse’s Strategy.” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 24.2 (1991): 155-171.

Lewis, R.W.B. “A Writer of Short Stories.” Edith Wharton: Modern Critical Views. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 1986. 9-28.

---. Edith Wharton: A Biography. New York: Harper and Row, 1975.

---. “Introduction.” The Selected Short Stories of Edith Wharton. New York: Scribner’s Sons, 1991. vii-xxi.

---. “Introduction to The Collected Short Stories of Edith Wharton.” Women Writers of the Short Story: A Collection of Critical Essays. Ed. Heather McClave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1980. 32-49.

MacNaughton, William. “Edith Wharton’s ‘The Blond Beast’ and Friedrich Nietzsche.” Edith Wharton Review 15.2 (1999): 13-19.

Maine, Barry. “Reading ‘The Portrait’: Edith Wharton and John Singer Sargent.” Edith Wharton Review 18:1 (2002): 7-14.

Mamoli Zorzi, Rozella. “Edith Wharton, Painting, and Modernity.” Literature and the Visual Arts in Twentieth-Century America. Ed. Bottalico, Michele. Bari: Palomar, 2002. 23-33.

Margolis, Stacey. “The Public Life: The Discourse of Privacy in the Age of Celebrity.” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 51.2 (1995): 81-101.

Markovits, Benjamin. “Manhattan Partings.” Times Literary Supplement 21-28 Dec. 2007: 28.

McDowell, Margaret B. “Edith Wharton’s ‘After Holbein’: ‘a Paradigm of the Human Condition.’” Journal of Narrative Technique 1 (1971): 49-58.

---. “Edith Wharton’s Ghost Stories.” Criticism 12.2 (1970): 133-152.

---. “Edith Wharton’s Ghost Tales Reconsidered.” Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays. Ed. Alfred Bendixen and Annette Zilversmit. New York: Garland, 1992. 291-314.

---. “Edith Wharton’s ‘The Old Maid’: Novella/Play/Film.” College Literature 14.3 (1987): 246-262.

---. “The Short Stories.” Edith Wharton. Boston: Twayne, 1976. 84-91.

Mortimer, Armine Kotin. “Romantic Fever: The Second Story as Illegitimate Daughter in Wharton’s ‘Roman Fever.’” Narrative 6.2 (1998): 188-198.

Murray, Margaret P. “The Gothic Arsenal of Edith Wharton.” Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 10.3-4 (1989): 315-21.

Nettels, Elsa. “Gender and First-Person Narration in Edith Wharton’s Short Fiction.” Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays. Ed. Alfred Bendixen and Annette Zilversmit. New York: Garland, 1992. 245-260.

---. “Thwarted Escapes: Ethan Frome and Jean Stafford’s ‘A Country Love Story.’” Edith Wharton Review 11.2 (1994): 6-8, 15.

Nowlin, Michael. “‘Before the Country’s Awakening’: Aesthetic Misjudgement and National Growth in ‘The Spark.’” Edith Wharton Review 19:2 (2003): 10-15.

O’Neal, Michael J. “Point of View and Narrative Technique in the Fiction of Edith Wharton.” Style 17 (1983): 270-289.

Olin-Ammentorp, Julie. “Female Models and Male Mentors in Wharton’s Early Fiction.” American Literary Mentors. Ed. Irene C. Goldman-Price and Melissa McFarland Pennell. Gainesville, FL: UP of Florida, 1999. 84-95.

---. “Not Precisely War Stories: Edith Wharton’s Short Fiction from the Great War”. Studies in American Fiction 23.2 (1995): 153-172.

Orlando, Emily. Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2009.

Pattee, Fred Lewis. Century Readings in the American Short Story. New York: Century, 1927. 424-431.

---. The Development of the American Short Story. New York: Harper and Bros, 1923.

Patten, Ann L. “The Spectres of Capitalism and Democracy in Edith Wharton’s Early Ghost Stories.” Edith Wharton Review 25.1 (2009): 1-8.

Peel, Robin. Apart from Modernism: Edith Wharton, Politics, and Fiction before World War I. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2005.

Pennell, Melissa McFarland. Student Companion to Edith Wharton. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003. 29-76.

Petrie, Paul R. “‘Fantastic Effigy’: The Masculine Construction of Womanhood in Edith Wharton’s ‘The Other Two.’” Philological Review 35.2 (2009): 13-39.

Petry, Alice Hall. “A Twist of Crimson Silk: Edith Wharton’s ‘Roman Fever.’” Studies in Short Fiction 24.2 (1987): 163-166.

Phelan, James. “Narrative as Rhetoric and Edith Wharton’s ‘Roman Fever’: Progression, Configuration and the Ethics of Surprise.” A Companion to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism. Ed. Walter Jost and Wendy Olmsted. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004. 340-354.

Pierpont, Claudia Roth. “Cries and Whispers: How Much of Edith Wharton’s Life Is in Her Short Stories?” New Yorker 77.6 (2001): 66-71.

Plante, Patricia R. “Edith Wharton as a Short Story Writer.” Midwest Quarterly: A Journal of Contemporary Thought 4 (1963): 363-379.

Price, Alan. “Edith Wharton’s War Story.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 8.1 (1989): 95-100.

Quinn, Arthur Hobson. “Edith Wharton” American Fiction: An Historical Survey. New York: Appleton-Century, 1936. 550-581.

---. “Mrs. Wharton as a Writer of Short Stories.” Book News Monthly 26 (1907): 179-181.

Ricard, Virginia. “Legendary Spell: Edith Wharton’s Italy.” American Authors Reinventing Italy: The Writings of Exceptional Nineteenth Century Women. Ed. Sirpa Salenius. Padova: Il Prato 2009: 69-85.

Rich, Charlotte. “Fictions of Colonial Anxiety: Edith Wharton’s ‘The Seed of the Faith’ and ‘A Bottle of Perrier. ’” Journal of the Short Story in English 43. (2004): 59-74.

Robillard, Douglas. “Edith Wharton.” Supernatural Fiction Writers. Vol. 2. Ed. Everett Franklin Bleiler. New York: Scribner’s, 1985. 738-788.

Rudkin, Casey J. “Wharton’s ‘New Year’s Day (The Seventies)’” Explicator 63:1 (2004): 32-34.

Salecl, Renata. “I Can’t Love You Unless I Give You Up.” Gaze and Voice as Love Objects. Ed. Renata Salecl and Slavoj Zizek. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1996. 179-207.

Salina, Jamil S. “Wharton’s ‘Roman Fever’” Explicator 65:2 (2007): 99.

Saltz, Laura. “From Image to Text: Modernist Transformations in Edith Wharton’s ‘The Muse’s Tragedy.’” Edith Wharton Review 19.2 (2003): 15-21.

Sasaki, Miyoko. “The Dance of Death: A Study of Edith Wharton’s Short Stories.” Studies in English Literature 51.1-2 (1974): 67-90.

Scarborough, Dorothy. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction. New York: G. P. Putnam, 1917. 290-303.

Schacchi, Anna. “Per una critica dello sguardo: due raconti di Edith Wharton.” Gioco di specchi: saggi sull’uso letterario dell’imagine dello specchio. Ed. Agostino Lombardi. Roma: Bulzoni, 1999. 403-422.

Schriber, Marysue. “Darwin, Wharton, and ‘The Descent of Man’: Blueprints of American Society.” Studies in Short Fiction 17 (1980): 31–38.

Selman, Linda. “The Influence of the Bunner Brothers on Edith Wharton’s ‘Bunner Sisters.’” Edith Wharton Review 23:1 (2007), 13-18.

Sensibar, Judith L. “‘Behind the Lines’ in Edith Wharton’s a Son at the Front: Re-Writing a Masculinist Tradition.” Wretched Exotic: Essays on Edith Wharton in Europe. Ed. Katherine Joslin and Alan Price. New York: Peter Lang, 1993. 241-256.

Shaloo, Sharon. “Making Room for the Artist in Edith Wharton’s Old New York.” The Modern American Novella. Ed. A. Robert Lee. New York: St. Martin’s, 1989. 66-84.

Shaffer-Koros, Carol. “Nietzsche, German Culture, and Edith Wharton.” Edith Wharton Review 20.2 (2004): 7-10.

---. “Wharton in New York.” Edith Wharton Review 27.2 (2011): 23-24.

Silva, Reinaldo Francisco. “Eroticizing the Other in Edith Wharton’s ‘Beatrice Palmato.’” Mentalities/Mentalites 19.1 (2005): 38-45.

Singley, Carol J. “Edith Wharton, Religion, and Moral ‘Quicksand.’” Literature and Belief 15 (1995): 75-93.

---. “Gothic Borrowings and Innovations in Edith Wharton’s ‘A Bottle of Perrier.’” Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays. Ed. Alfred Bendixen and Annette Zilversmit. New York: Garland, 1992. 271-290.

Singley, Carol and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney. “Forbidden Reading and Ghostly Writing: Anxious Power in Wharton’s ‘Pomegranate Seed.’” Women’s Studies 20.2 (1991): 177-203.

Smith, Allan Gardner. “Edith Wharton and the Ghost Story.” Edith Wharton. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 1986. 89-97.

Stack, Allyson. “Culture, Cognition and Jean Laplanche’s Enigmatic Signifier.” Theory, Culture & Society 22.3 (2005): 63-80.

Stengel, Ellen Powers. “Dilemmas of Discourse: Edith Wharton’s ‘All Souls’ and the Tale of the Supernatural.” Publications of The Arkansas Philological Association 15.2 (1989): 85-104.

---. “Edith Wharton Rings ‘The Lady’s Maid’s Bell.’” Edith Wharton Review 7.1 (1990): 3-9.

Sterling, Charlee M. Irony in the Short Stories of Edith Wharton. Lewiston, Queenstin, Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.

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---. “Wharton’s ‘The Other Two.’” Explicator 59:2 (2001): 88-91.

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Virginia Ricard

Virginia Ricard is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Bordeaux. She has published a number of articles in English and French about Jewish American authors who have written about the voyage from Europe to America—including Mary Antin, Eva Hoffman, Ludwig Lewisohn, Henry Roth, and Saul Bellow. In 2008 she turned her attention to an author who made the opposite journey, publishing an article about Wharton’s Italian stories, “Legendary Spells: Edith Wharton's Italy”. She is currently preparing a book on Edith Wharton and France.

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