Edith Wharton feared that the 'ill-bred', overseas and terrible may weigh down a local American elite. Drawing on various turn-of-the-century social files, unpublished archival fabric and all of Wharton's novels, Jennie A. Kassanoff argues extra actual photograph of her appreciation of yankee tradition and democracy develops via much less engagement with those arguable perspectives. She pursues her topic via 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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