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Is Edith Wharton’s realism similar to Henry James’s?

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Yes, Edith Wharton's realism is similar to that of Henry James. Both came from wealthy American families and were friends and correspondents. Their similar backgrounds influenced their works.

Both novelists tried to use precise language (some complain that the late James was so precise as to be difficult to understand) to describe and analyze the psychological nuances of what life was like for...

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