The World Over

The World Over

By Edith Wharton; Anthony Gardner (Foreword by)

Capuchin Classics, Paperback, 9781907429293, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2012

Description
The World Over was Wharton's last collection of stories, and typifies her elegant style and a feminist perspective that was ahead of its time. The collection includes one of her best-loved stories Roman Fever, which features two middle-aged American women who are visiting Rome with their daughters, and whose past conceals rivalry and jealousy. Wharton's novels are characterized by a subtle use of dramatic irony. Having grown up in upper-class pre-World War I society, she became one of its most astute critics. In such works as The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence she employed both humour and profound empathy to describe the lives of New York's upper class and the vanishing of their world in the early years of the 20th century.


About the Author
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was raised in New York City in a socially prominent family. She wrote the novels The Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome, Old New York, The Old Maid, and The House of Mirth.

Anthony Gardner is Associate Professor in Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Oxford and the author of "Politically Unbecoming: Postsocialist Art against Democracy "(MIT Press).