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Wolff, Cynthia Griffin

Overview
Works: 24 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 7,304 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Satire  Romance fiction  Love stories 
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 2,206 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 )

35 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,852 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
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 by Edith Wharton( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 687 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
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 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 407 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."
Four stories by American women( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fever, and other stories by Edith Wharton( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 135 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 : [a story] by Edith Wharton( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young lawyer sells a package of love letters written to him over the years by a distinquished novelist to raise money to pay for his wedding to another woman. His secret comes back to haunt him and, when he confesses to his wife, their marriage is reduced to resigned coexistence
The custom of the country by Edith Wharton( Book )

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

Undine Spragg, selfish and spoiled, determines to gain admittance into turn-of-the-century New York society
A feast of words : the triumph of Edith Wharton by Cynthia Griffin Wolff( )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery of how a wealthy New York socialite became a major American novelist is brilliantly explored in this definitive psychological interpretation of Edith Wharton's life and work. This edition includes two new chapters illuminating Wharton's times and creative process: 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
Novellas and other writings by Edith Wharton( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 60 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 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of mirth by Edith Wharton( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic story of a beautiful young woman caught up in the shallow and corrupt world of New York society at the turn of the century, where wealth and social status are everything
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 7 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."
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

The age of innocence by Clare West( Visual )

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

As Newland Archer prepares to marry the docile May Welland, the mysterious, intensely nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a long absence. In a dramatic portrait of desire and betrayal, Newland's corner of his conventional world is changed forever
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 Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[In this text], "Backgrounds and Contexts" includes a ... collection of materials for the study of contemporary psychological, social, and economic issues ... as well as Wharton's private correspondence and writings and biographical accounts of the author. "Criticism" is arranged under two headings that, together, reveal Ethan Frome's impact as both a literary work and a social commentary. "Contemporary Reviews" consists of eight prominent assessments of Ethan Frome ... "Modern Criticism" (1956-91) includes seven varied interpretations of the novella by Lionel Trilling, Elizabeth Ammons ... Candace Waid, and Cynthia Griffin Wolff.-Back cover
 
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Ethan Frome
Alternative Names
Griffin Wolff, Cynthia

Wolff, Cynthia

Wolff, Cynthia G.

Languages
English (166)

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A feast of words : the triumph of Edith WhartonEthan FromeThe age of innocenceFour stories by American womenRoman fever, and other storiesThe custom of the countryA feast of words : the triumph of Edith WhartonNovellas and other writings