What Do I Read Next?
Wharton's House of Mirth (1905) brilliantly depicts the ruthless and destructive nature of New York society.
A Backward Glance is Wharton's autobiography, published in 1934, three years before her death.
Ellen Glasgow's short story, ‘‘The Difference’’ (1923), shows one woman's reaction to finding out about her husband's unfaithfulness.
Daisy Miller (1878) by Henry James tells of a young girl in Rome during the height of the malaria epidemic.
Lost New York (1971) by Nathan Silver describes old New York society and surroundings.
Nathalia Wright's American Novelists in Italy (1965) discusses a number of American writers and their relation to, and the influence of, Italy.
Edith Wharton and Henry James: The Story of Their Friendship (1965), by Millicent Bell, uses the correspondence of the two writers to understand their relationship.