'"The Very Beginning of Things": Reading Wharton Through Charles Eliot Norton's Life and Writings on Italy'

Blazek, William (2017) '"The Very Beginning of Things": Reading Wharton Through Charles Eliot Norton's Life and Writings on Italy'. In: Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism. University Press of Florida, pp. 162-183. ISBN 9780813055923

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Abstract

Edith Wharton was mentored in her early writing career by the Harvard professor Charles Eliot Norton. Norton's influence is shown in her short stories about art and architecture, with their focus on the moral duty of the artist. Norton's historical studies of medieval Italian cathedrals also informed her depiction of Italian culture in texts including her first novel, The Valley of Decision.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > English
Depositing User: William Blazek
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2020 15:34
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 15:34
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/3199

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