Christian Riegel (essay date autumn 1992)
SOURCE: Riegel, Christian. “Rosedale and Anti-Semitism in the House of Mirth.” Studies in American Fiction 20, no. 2 (autumn 1992): 219-24.
[In the following essay, Riegel points out anti-Semitism in The House of Mirth, but notes that Wharton herself does not take an explicit stance in the novel.]
Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth deals with the complex clash of old New York society, with all its inherent traditions and conventions, with the fast emerging and very wealthy new...
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