The paper "Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence" is a wonderful example of an annotated bibliography on literature. Boyd, A.E. Writing for Immortality: Women and the emergence of high literary culture in America. USA: The John Hopkins University. This book shows how American writers like Edith Wharton changed the perspective of women during the 1870’ s and beyond. In 328 pages, Boyd explains the challenges and struggles of the female American writer. Davidoff, L. Family fortunes, Revised Edition: Men and women of the English middle Class 1780-1850. USA: Routledge. The growing middle class in 1780 helped women achieve more status without being born into high society.
In 616 pages, Davidoff explains how Americans made more money and how the middle class could achieve financial gain despite what class they were born into. Davis, C.J. and K. West. Women writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History. New York: Oxford University Press. This book has information about American writers, including Edith Wharton. It gives insights to issues that women have faced since the American Revolution. This book is filled with 504 pages of excellent information about the American female writer.
Haytock, J. Edith Wharton and the conversations of literary modernism. New York: Palgrave/McMillian. This book discusses Edith Wharton’ s methods of writing and her work. After reading the 220 pages, readers will better understand Wharton and her work. Killoran, H. Edith Wharton: Art and allusion. USA: University of Alabama. This book delves into Edith Wharton’ s mindset. The analysis of her stories including The age of innocence is riveting. In only 223 pages, Killoran makes on rethink their position on Edith Wharton.
Kleinberg, S.J. Women in the United States, 1830-1945. USA: Rutgers University Press. This book shows how women lived between 1830 through 1945 in the United States. This is a very informative book that outlines issues like suffrage and society. Kleinberg accomplishes this in only 348 pages. Knights, P. The Cambridge introduction to Edith Wharton. Cambridge University Press. This textbook is an introduction to Edith Wharton’ s works. In 170 pages, Knights show why Wharton wrote about women’ s issues in the 1780’ s.
Lee, H. Edith Wharton. New York: Vintage. This book is 912 pages on Edith Wharton. It explains why she wrote some of her stories like The age of innocence. Nash, M.A. Women's education in the United States, 1780-1840. USA: Palgrave/McMillian. Nash explains in 244 pages what kind of education a woman received during the 1780’ s. During this period a small number of white middle-class females could obtain an education either through seminaries, academies, or other avenues. This shows the plight of women’ s education in the 1780’ s. Ogden, A.S.
The great American housewife: From helpmate to wage warner, 1776- 1986. New York: Greenwood Press. This book shows how men and women chose spouses during this period of time. In 279 pages, Ogden describes how a woman’ s role in the 1770’ s changed with the times. This is a good example of how women acted during the marriage at that time. Wharton, E. The age of innocence. USA: Oxford University Press. This story is a love story. In the 278 pages, Wharton tells the story of an engagement between Newland Archer and May Welland in 1780’ s New York.
When May’ s cousin comes, Archer is torn between the two. This is an excellent story of a man loving two women. His decision decides his loyalty.