Mrs Whartons Mask

Mrs. Wharton’s Mask Ethan FromeMarius Bewley “Mrs. Wharton’s Mask,” The New York Review of Books, Vol. 11, No. 3. 1964 7-9 Rpt.

In Twentieth Century Literary Critixism Ed. Dennis Poupard. Vol. 27. Detroit: Gale, 1988. Bewley’s thesis is that Ethan Frome reflects Wharten’s private experiences in. her life.

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He supports this weakly by showing no examples of Wharten’s life and why the book reflects it. He only simply tells us that she had a divorce a year before the book was written. This research didn’t help someone who was doing a paper on Wharten’s life influences while writing Ethan Frome. I found this source in the Bangor Public Library in the reference section. Blake Nevius, “Ethan Frome’ and the themes of Edith Wharton” Fiction in the New England Quarterly, Vol.

XXIV, No. 2, June 2, 1951. 197-207. Rpt. In Twentieth Century Literary Criticism Ed.

Dennis Poupard. Vol. 27. Detroit: Gale, 1988. Nevius presents saying that Ethan Frome carried Warton towards a tradition of writing techniques in her books to come. He supports his thesis by quoting Ethan Frome and other of Wharten’s books written after Ethan Frome and their simalarties to it.

This reasearch wasn’t helpful in my studies, because it didn’t touch upon characterazation at all. It would be very helpful for someone studying Wharten’s technique or the comparisions of Wharten’s works. I found this information in the Bangor Public Library in the reference section. J.D. Thomas “Ethan Frome” American Literature, Vol. 27.

No. 3. 1955 405-09 Rpt. In Twentieth Century Literary Criticism Ed. Dennis Poupard. Vol.

27. Detroit: Gale, 1988. Thomas diminishes Wharten’s book Ethan Frome by saying that Wharten’s vaugeness on typical life belittled the book. He supports this with many puotes from the book, that reveal the character’s thought and actions pertaining to the life Wharten apparently knew nothing about. This information helped me to see the differences of the characters in Ethan Frome compared to the reality of people.

This source would help somone reasearching the ethical point to Ethan Frome. I found this book in the reference section in the Bangor Public Library. Lional Trilling, “The morality of Inertia,” A Gathering of Fugitives 1956. Rpt. In Twentieth Century Literary Criticism Ed. Dennis Poupard. Vol.

27. Detroit: Gale, 1988. Trilling’s thesis is that Ethan Frome has no moral issues. He ver poorly supports his thesis by simply stating his opinions without supporting them with Quotes from the book. This source wasn’t helpful for my reasearch and I wouldn’t reccomend it to others either.

I found this at the Bangor Public Library in the reference section. S.R. Spinivasa Iyengar, “A Note on Ethan Frome,'” Literary Criterion, Vol. V, No. 3. 1962 168- 78.

Rpt. In Twentieth Century Literary Criticism Ed. Dennis Poupard. Vol. 27. Detroit: Gale, 1988.

Iyengar focuses on the fact that if it wern’t for the complicated and sophaticated characters, Ethan Frome would be a dull force in the literature world. She supports her thesis plentiful, drowning her essay with direct, indepth quotes from each character of the book. It helped me immensly with my characterisation reasearch, by showing me the way the characters develop and the depth behind each one. This would help someone who was looking into studying the “Love-Triangle” conflict in the book. I fould this source at the Bangor Public Library in the reference section. Roberts Sheila, “Ethan Frome” Twentieth Centur Literary Criticism Ed. Dennis Poupard.

Vol. 27. Detroit: Gale, 1988. Walton’s thesis is that the characters of Ethan Frome were grim, and caricature. He supports this statement by showing the reader through direct quotations, the liflessness of each character. This helped my reasearch towards characterisation grow. It showed helped my own opinion of the chartchers of Ethan Frome become more solid.

This source would help someone reaserching the background of each character. I found this source at the Bangor Public Library in the reference section.