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Wolff, Cynthia Griffin

Overview
Works: 27 works in 190 publications in 1 language and 7,268 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  History  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Satire 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Annotator
Classifications: PS3545.H16, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cynthia Griffin Wolff
Emily Dickinson by Cynthia Griffin Wolff( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the New England poet describing her childhood, schooling, family relationships, and presenting an interpretative study of her work
A feast of words : the triumph of Edith Wharton by Cynthia Griffin Wolff( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Richardson and the eighteenth-century Puritan character by Cynthia Griffin Wolff( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Frome : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Edith Wharton( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textual notes and critical essays accompany the tale of a New England farmer who must choose between his duty to care for his invalid wife and his love for her cousin
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Countess Ellen Olenska returns from Europe, fleeing her brutish husband, her rebellious independence and passionate awareness of life stir the educated sensitivity of Newland Archer, already engaged to be married to her cousin May Welland, " that terrifying product of the social system he belonged to and believed in, the young girl who knew nothing and expected everything." As the consequent drama unfolds, Edith Wharton's sharp ironic wit and Jamesian mastery of form create a disturbingly accurate picture of men and women caught in a society that denies humanity while desperately defending " civilization."
Classic American women writers : Sarah Orne Jewett, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather by Cynthia Griffin Wolff( Book )

16 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feast of words : the triumph of Edith Wharton by Cynthia Griffin Wolff( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery of how a wealthy New York socialite became a major American novelist is brilliantly explored in this fascinating critical biography. To this new edition of her book, considered by many to be the most perceptive introduction to Wharton's life and work, Cynthia Griffin Wolff has added a chapter on Lily Bart and the lethal stereotypes of women in the 19th-century stage and another on the way Edith Wharton's own sensual awakening led from the frozen austerity of "Ethan Frome" to the lyricism and tempered happiness of "Summer." No one who admires Wharton's novels or enjoys the films made from them will want to be without this superb biography. -- Back cover
Four stories by American women( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondrialcal wife Zeena. When Zeena's young cousin Mattie Silver is left destitute, and only place she can go is Ethan's farm. An embittered and man and an enchanting young woman meeting in such circumstances unleash predictable consequences as passions are aroused between the three protagonists
Roman fever, and other stories by Edith Wharton( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A side from her Pulitzer Prize-winning talent as a novel writer, Edith Wharton also distinguished herself as a short story writer, publishing more than seventy-two stories in ten volumes during her lifetime. The best of her short fiction is collected here in Roman Fever and Other Stories. From her picture of erotic love and illegitimacy in the title story to her exploration of the aftermath of divorce detailed in "Souls Belated" and "The Last Asset," Wharton shows her usual skill "in dissecting the elements of emotional subtleties, moral ambiguities, and the implications of social restrictions," as Cynthia Griffin Wolff writes in her introduction. Roman Fever and Other Stories is a surprisingly contemporary volume of stories by one of our most enduring writers
The touchstone by Edith Wharton( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Glancing by chance at an advertisement in the Spectator, Stephen Glennard perceives a way to escape the downward spiral his career has taken, begin a new life for himself, and win the hand of the beautiful Alexa Trent. It would seem he has one highly sought-after possession: the letters written to him by the eminent and now deceased author, Margaret Aubyn. All he need do is silence his uneasy conscience and sell the letters for publication." "As the publicity frenzy around its publication heightens, the Aubyn Letters becomes the latest hot topic among the glamorous and money-driven society that Glennard's wealth now gives him entree to. And the source of greatest fascination is the identity of the man whom Aubyn so adored by who has betrayed her so irrevocably. Glennard, resolute in his silence, can only watch in dismay as, from the grave, Aubyn begins to exert a powerful and unmistakable influence over him."--Jacket
A feast of words : the triumph of Edith Wharton by Cynthia Griffin Wolff( )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery of how a wealthy New York socialite became a major American novelist is brilliantly explored in this fascinating critical biography, widely considered to be the most perceptive introduction to Edith Wharton's life and work. This new edition includes two chapters: one on Lily Bart and the lethal stereotypes of women on the nineteenth-century stage, and another on the way Wharton's own sensual awakening led from the frozen austerity of Ethan Frome to the lyricism and tempered happiness of Summer. Everyone who admires Wharton's novels or enjoys the films made from them will want to experience this superb biography
The custom of the country by Edith Wharton( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1913 and regarded by many critics as her most substantial novel, The Custom of the Country is Edith Wharton's powerful saga about the beautiful, ruthless Undine Spragg. A woman of extraordinary ambition and exuberant vitality, Undine is consigned by virtue of her sex to the shadow world of the drawing room and boudoir. Marriage remains the one institution through which she can exercise her will as she entrances man after man, marrying one after the other with protean facility and almost monstrous avidity. A novel that ranges from New York to Paris, from Apex City, Kansas, to Reno, Nevada, The Custom of the Country stands as a dark satire of American business, society, and the nouveaux riches, and as Edith Wharton's contribution to the tradition of the American epic."--BOOK JACKET
Novellas and other writings by Edith Wharton( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second Edith Wharton volume in The Library of America series contains five tales of Edith Wharton along with her autobiography and a previously unpublished autobiographical fragment
Other lives by Cynthia Griffin Wolff( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of mirth by Edith Wharton( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At twenty-nine, Lily Bart dazzles at New York balls and soireés, but she knows that her days as a fascinating beauty are numbered, as she has not yet found a husband. But when she is accused of an affair with a wealthy married man, Lily is set to lose her life of luxury, her stability, and any hopes for the future
Souls belated. by Edith Wharton( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer by Edith Wharton( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the sexual awakening of young Charity Royall from her carefree life in June through her affair in July and August, ending in autumn with her de facto abandonment and marriage of convenience to the man who raised her
Edith Wharton's prisoners of shame : a new perspective on her neglected fiction by Lev Raphael( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im>pertinent constructions of body and self : Dickinson's use of the romantic grotesque by Cynthia Griffin Wolff( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Griffin Wolff, Cynthia

Wolff, Cynthia

Wolff, Cynthia G.

Languages
English (179)

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Ethan Frome : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticismThe age of innocenceA feast of words : the triumph of Edith WhartonFour stories by American womenEthan FromeRoman fever, and other storiesA feast of words : the triumph of Edith WhartonThe custom of the country