Marital Traditions in the Fiction of Edith Wharton

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This study deals, with Edith Wharton's literary attitude toward woman's limited place in society and her opportunities for happiness in acceptance of or rebellion against conventional standards. Wharton's works, specifically her novels, contain recurrent character types functioning in recurrent situations. Similarity in the themes of Wharton's various works illustrates her basic idea: woman, lacking independence and identity, needs the security of tradition's order.

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Montgomery, Janis Jean May 1972.

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This study deals, with Edith Wharton's literary attitude toward woman's limited place in society and her opportunities for happiness in acceptance of or rebellion against conventional standards. Wharton's works, specifically her novels, contain recurrent character types functioning in recurrent situations. Similarity in the themes of Wharton's various works illustrates her basic idea: woman, lacking independence and identity, needs the security of tradition's order.

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Montgomery, Janis Jean. Marital Traditions in the Fiction of Edith Wharton, thesis, May 1972; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163994/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .