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Short Stories of Edith Wharton

I intend to investigate how upper-class societal values and gossip are presented in the short stories of Edith Wharton and how those standards demoralized and ruined women. 2. Why is this topic important in today’s society and what makes it relevant today? The separation of the classes is more prevalent today than it was even in Edith Wharton’s day. In the early 1900s of America, when Wharton was writing her most valuable stories such as 1921’s The Age of Innocence…

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