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The Resource Edith Wharton on film, Parley Ann Boswell

Edith Wharton on film, Parley Ann Boswell

Label
Edith Wharton on film
Title
Edith Wharton on film
Statement of responsibility
Parley Ann Boswell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Edith Wharton (1862-1937), who lived nearly half her life during the cinema age, when she published many of her well-known works, acknowledged that she disliked the movies, characterizing them as an enemy of the imagination. Yet her fiction often referenced film and popular Hollywood culture, and she even sold the rights to several of her novels to Hollywood studios." "Edith Wharton on Film explores these seeming contradictions and examines the relationships among Wharton's writings, the popular culture in which she published them, and the subsequent film adaptations of her work (three from the 1930s and four from the 1990s). Author Parley Ann Boswell examines the texts in which Wharton referenced film and Hollywood culture and evaluates the extant films adapted from Wharton's fiction." "This full-length study, the first to examine the film adaptations of Wharton's fiction, covers seven films adapted from Wharton's works between 1930 and 2000 and the fifty-year gap in Wharton film adaptations. The study also analyzes Sophy Viner in The Reef as pre-Hollywood ingenue, characters in Twilight Sleep and The Children and the real Hollywood figures who might have inspired them, and The Sheik and racial stereotypes."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boswell, Parley Ann
Dewey number
791.43/75
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.H16
LC item number
Z625 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Visual perception in literature
  • American fiction
  • Visual perception in literature
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Wharton, Edith
  • American fiction
  • Wharton, Edith
Label
Edith Wharton on film, Parley Ann Boswell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-211) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 175-180
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A glittering place -- Charm incorporated : the short fiction -- The mechanical terror : the novels -- Going Hollywood : the thirties -- Wharton in bloom : the nineties -- Conclusion: Another country
Control code
77494486
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 220 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809327577
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006102592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)77494486
Label
Edith Wharton on film, Parley Ann Boswell
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-211) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 175-180
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A glittering place -- Charm incorporated : the short fiction -- The mechanical terror : the novels -- Going Hollywood : the thirties -- Wharton in bloom : the nineties -- Conclusion: Another country
Control code
77494486
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 220 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809327577
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006102592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)77494486

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