Edith Wharton short stories

tutorials, critical commentary, and study resources

Edith Wharton published more than eighty short stories during her writing career. The exact number is debatable, because some are so long (such as the early tale, The Touchstone) that they can be counted as novellas. She certainly produced stories regularly from 1900 until her last collection Ghosts in 1937. During that time she also wrote a number of full length novels, as well as works of non-fiction, such as her travel writing, her war memoirs, and books on the design of house interiors and gardens. The following are tutorials and study guides which offer plot summaries, characters, critical commentaries, and suggestions for further reading on each story. The list will be updated as new stories are added.

Edith Wharton stories   After Holbein
Edith Wharton stories   Afterward
Edith Wharton stories   Autres Temps
Edith Wharton stories   Bunner Sisters
Edith Wharton short stories   Confession
Edith Wharton short stories   Diagnosis
Edith Wharton short stories   His Father’s Son
Edith Wharton short stories   Kerfol
Edith Wharton short stories   Pomegranate Seed
Edith Wharton short stories   Roman Fever
Edith Wharton short stories   Sanctuary
Edith Wharton short stories   Souls Belated
Edith Wharton short stories   The Angel at the Grave
Edith Wharton short stories   The Last Asset
Edith Wharton short stories   The Long Run
Edith Wharton short stories   The Muse’s Tragedy
Edith Wharton short stories   The Other Two
Edith Wharton short stories   The Portrait
Edith Wharton short stories   The Pretext
Edith Wharton short stories   The Reckoning
Edith Wharton short stories   The Touchstone
Edith Wharton short stories   The Triumph of Night
Edith Wharton short stories   The Verdict
Edith Wharton short stories   Xingu


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Study resources

The Triumph of Night Edith Wharton Collected Stories – Norton Critical – Amazon UK

The Triumph of Night Edith Wharton Collected Stories – Norton Critical – Amazon US

Edith Wharton - biography Edith Wharton – biography

Edith Wharton - Wikipedia Edith Wharton at Wikipedia – biographical notes, links

Edith Wharton - tutorials Edith Wharton at Mantex – tutorials, biography, study resources

Edith Wharton - tutorials Edith Wharton’s Short Stories – publication details


Edith Wharton's writing

Edith Wharton’s writing


Further reading

Louis Auchincloss, Edith Wharton: A Woman of her Time, New York: Viking, 1971,

Elizabeth Ammons, Edith Wharton’s Argument with America, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1982, pp.222. ISBN: 0820305138

Janet Beer, Edith Wharton (Writers & Their Work), New York: Northcote House, 2001, pp.99, ISBN: 0746308981

Millicent Bell (ed), The Cambridge Companion to Edith Wharton, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp.232, ISBN: 0521485134

Alfred Bendixen and Annette Zilversmit (eds), Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays, New York: Garland, 1992, pp.329, ISBN: 0824078489

Eleanor Dwight, Edith Wharton: An Extraordinary Life, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994, ISBN: 0810927950

Gloria C. Erlich, The Sexual Education of Edith Wharton, California: University of California Press, 1992, pp.223, ISBN: 0520075838

Susan Goodman, Edith Wharton’s Women: Friends and Rivals, UPNE, 1990, pp.220, ISBN: 0874515246

Irving Howe, (ed), Edith Wharton: A collection of Critical Essays, London: University of North Carolina Press, 1986,

Jennie A. Kassanoff, Edith Wharton and the Politics of Race, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp.240, ISBN: 0521830893

Hermione Lee, Edith Wharton, London: Vintage, new edition 2008, pp.864, ISBN: 0099763516

R.W.B. Lewis, Edith Wharton: A Biography, New York: Harper and Rowe, 1975, pp.592, ISBN: 0880640200

James W. Tuttleton (ed), Edith Wharton: The Contemporary Reviews, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992, pp.586, ISBN: 0521383196

Candace Waid, Edith Wharton’s Letters from the Underworld, London: University of North Carolina Press, 1991,

Sarah Bird Wright, Edith Wharton A to Z: The Essential Reference to Her Life and Work, Fact on File, 1998, pp.352, ISBN: 0816034818

Cynthia Griffin Wolff, A Feast of Words: The Triumph of Edith Wharton, New York: Perseus Books, second edition 1994, pp.512, ISBN: 0201409186


Other works by Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton - The Custom of the CountryThe Custom of the Country (1913) is Edith Wharton’s satiric anatomy of American society in the first decade of the twentieth century. It follows the career of Undine Spragg, recently arrived in New York from the midwest and determined to conquer high society. Glamorous, selfish, mercenary and manipulative, her principal assets are her striking beauty, her tenacity, and her father’s money. With her sights set on an advantageous marriage, Undine pursues her schemes in a world of shifting values, where triumph is swiftly followed by disillusion. This is a study of modern ambition and materialism written a hundred years before its time.

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Edith Wharton - The House of MirthThe House of Mirth (1905) is the story of Lily Bart, who is beautiful, poor, and still unmarried at twenty-nine. In her search for a husband with money and position she betrays her own heart and sows the seeds of the tragedy that finally overwhelms her. The book is a disturbing analysis of the stifling limitations imposed upon women of Wharton’s generation. In telling the story of Lily Bart, who must marry to survive, Wharton recasts the age-old themes of family, marriage, and money in ways that transform the traditional novel of manners into an arresting modern document of cultural anthropology.

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Edith Wharton links

Edith Wharton - biography Edith Wharton – biography

The Age of Innocence The Age of Innocence – study guide

The House of Mirth The House of Mirth – study guide


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