Start studying Edith Wharton’s “The Valley of Childish Things” and “Roman Fever “. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study. The Valley of Childish Things, and Other Emblems. Edith Wharton. Format: Document; Online; Creator: Edith Wharton; Date: ; Composition Era: 19th. Edith Wharton: The Valley of Childish Things. I really liked this story, it was short and sweet. I can really kind of relate to this story right now.

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They arranged their frocks carefully before seating themselves and turned up their little Greek noses at the food. The presence of coincidence is not by any means necessarily something negative in a text.

The valley of childish things : and other emblems

Westall has subscribed to a doctrine of free love in which she no longer believes, and one suspects that Mr. Preview this item Preview this item.

Henry and the Theory of the Short Story. The Literary Legacy of Edith Wharton. Some features of WorldCat will not be available.

The news of Mrs. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? But coincidence and paradox have another function too.

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One is tempted to argue that Wharton is doing something similar in her heavily foregrounded deployment of coincidence and paradox in some stories. The Claims and Rhe of Realist Fiction Studies in Short Fiction Narrative Theory and Its Application. Citations are based on reference standards. Just as Wharton is interested in the life of writers and artists, and in the power of fictions, she demonstrates a marked, if intermittent, disposition toward emphasizing how artistic her short stories are.

London and New York: The latter is observed collecting detail for his next noveland he also works out the intrigue that lies behind the funding of the chantry window A Val,ey of American Literature. Remember me on this computer.

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On each level two elements point to the self-referentiality of several whraton of short fiction. Library of America, A story is a story, not an unmediated presentation of the real or actual, no matter how referential to and engaged in the social and existential dilemmas of reality that story may be. Both are stories about deceit and pretense. Translated and with an Introduction rhe Lee T. The E-mail Address es field is required. Cope is desperately waiting for the document that records her divorce.

Like herself, he was lame and weather-beaten; but as soon as he spoke she recognized him as one of her old playmates. The central parts of whartin story involve paradox. See in this matter: The Claims and Strategies of Realist Fiction.

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He faithfully irrigated his own dusty patch of life, and the fruitful moisture stole far beyond its boundaries. As a further example of paradox, it is his attempts to prove his guilt that vapley him mad and lead to his confinement. Such a metafictional focus is further achieved through another strategy employed by Wharton—the foregrounding of convention in a significant number of stories.

The density of figurative language is remarkable for a paragraph of eight sentences, each sentence carrying a simile or metaphor, or developing one that has already been introduced.

Judith Hale Young 1. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Evident artistry is replaced by something more self-effacing.