Edith Wharton feared that the 'ill-bred', overseas and bad could weigh down a local American elite. Drawing on a number of turn-of-the-century social records, unpublished archival fabric and all of Wharton's novels, Jennie A. Kassanoff argues extra exact photograph of her appreciation of yank tradition and democracy develops via much less engagement with those debatable perspectives. She pursues her subject through documenting Wharton's lively participation in turn-of-the-century discourses starting from euthanasia and tourism to pragmatism and local americans.
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