Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 129
Like ‘‘Bliss,’’ Ellen Glasgow’s 1923 story ‘‘The Difference’’ explores the consequences of adultery when a Victorian woman learns of her husband’s affair.
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Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway (1925) chronicles one day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, an upper-class Londoner.
Evelyn Waugh’s satirical novel, A Handful of Dust (1934), examines the complex nature of contemporary morality.
‘‘Weekend’’ (1978), a short story by Ann Beattie, explores the relationship between a husband and wife after the husband’s numerous affairs.
Edith Wharton’s short story ‘‘Roman Fever’’ (1934) challenges Victorian morality while exploring a pivotal moment in a woman’s life.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise (1920) explores the Jazz Age generation that emerged in the United States 1920s. This novel reveals the new morals and cynical attitude of younger Americans.