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The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence  

Edith Wharton and Stephen Orgel (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191989834
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199540013.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780199540013
‘They lived in a kind of hieroglyphic world, where the real thing was never said or done or even thought, but only represented by a set of arbitrary signs.’ Edith Wharton’s most ... More
The Ambassadors

The Ambassadors  

Henry James and Christopher Butler (ed.)

Published in Print: 
28 September 2009
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921391
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199538546.001.0001
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ISBN: 
9780199538546
Lambert Strether, a mild middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by ... More
Babbitt

Babbitt  

Sinclair Lewis and Gordon Hutner (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191990151
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199567690.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780199567690
Amusing and tragic by turn, Sinclair Lewis’s classic novel is a biting satire of middle-American values whose title has entered the language as a byword for smug complacency, conformity, ... More
The Beautiful and Damned

The Beautiful and Damned (2 ed.)  

F. Scott Fitzgerald and William Blazek (ed.)

Published in Print: 
Jun 2022
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191989537
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198854661.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780198854661
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s second novel, The Beautiful and Damned (1922), is a devastating portrait of a generation of wealthy young Americans who struggle to find meaning and happiness in their ... More
The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories

The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories  

Jack London, Earle Labor (ed.), and Robert C. Leitz (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191989780
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199538898.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780199538898
Of all Jack London’s fictions none have been so popular as his dog stories. In addition to The Call of the Wild, the epic tale of a Californian dog’s adventures during the Klondike gold ... More
The Custom of the Country

The Custom of the Country  

Edith Wharton and Stephen Orgel (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191990045
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199555123.001.0001
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ISBN: 
9780199555123
Edith Whartonߣs satiric anatomy of American society in the first decade of the twentieth century appeared in 1913; it both appalled and fascinated its first reviewers, and established her ... More
The Education of Henry Adams

The Education of Henry Adams  

Henry Adams and Ira B. Nadel (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191989902
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199552368.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780199552368
As a journalist, historian and novelist born into a family that included two past presidents of the United States, Henry Adams was constantly focused on the American experiment. An ... More
Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome  

Edith Wharton and Elaine Showalter (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191989742
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199538096.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780199538096
Set against the bleak winter landscape of New England, Ethan Frome tells the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zeena, and her cousin, the enchanting Mattie Silver. In ... More
The Golden Bowl

The Golden Bowl  

Henry James and Virginia Llewellyn Smith (ed.)

Published in Print: 
15 March 2009
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921414
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199538584.001.0001
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ISBN: 
9780199538584
abstract A rich American art-collector and his daughter Maggie buy in for themselves and to their greater glory a beautiful young wife and a noble husband. ... More
The Good Soldier

The Good Soldier  

Ford Madox Ford and Max Saunders (ed.)

Published in Print: 
Oct 2012
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191990168
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199585946.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780199585946
Wealthy American John Dowell describes in a disarmingly casual, compellingly intimate manner how he and his wife Florence meet an English couple in a German spa resort. They become friends ... More
The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby  

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ruth Prigozy (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191989636
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199536405.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780199536405
“He talked a lot about the past and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered ... More
The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth  

Edith Wharton and Martha Banta (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191989759
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199538102.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780199538102
Since its publication in 1905 The House of Mirth has commanded attention for the sharpness of Wharton's observations and the power of her style. Its heroine, Lily Bart, is beautiful, poor, ... More
James: The Varieties of Religious Experience

James: The Varieties of Religious Experience  

William James and Matthew Bradley (ed.)

Published in Print: 
05 July 2012
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191923807
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199691647.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199691647
‘By their fruits ye shall know them, not by their roots.’ The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) is William James’s classic survey of religious belief in its most personal, and often ... More
John Barleycorn‘Alcoholic Memoirs’

John Barleycorn: ‘Alcoholic Memoirs’  

Jack London and John Sutherland (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191990083
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199555574.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780199555574
Published in 1913, this harrowing, autobiographical ‘A to Z’ of drinking shattered London’s reputation as a clean-living adventurer and massively successful author of such books as White ... More
My Ántonia

My Ántonia  

Willa Cather and Janet Sharistanian (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191989766
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199538140.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780199538140
My Antonia (1918) depicts the pioneering period of European settlement on the tall-grass prairie of the American midwest, with its beautiful yet terrifying landscape, rich ... More
O Pioneers!

O Pioneers!  

Willa Cather and Marilee Lindemann (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191989896
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199552320.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199552320
Willa Cather’s second novel, O Pioneers! (1913) tells the story of Alexandra Bergson and her determination to save her immigrant family’s Nebraska farm. Clear-headed and fiercely ... More
Riders of the Purple Sage

Riders of the Purple Sage  

Zane Grey and Lee Clark Mitchell (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191989964
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199553877.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780199553877
The novel that set the pattern for the modern Western, Riders of the Purple Sage was first published in 1912, immediately selling over a million copies. In the remote border ... More
The Sea-Wolf

The Sea-Wolf  

Jack London and John Sutherland (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191990014
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199554942.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199554942
Published in 1904, and drawing on London’s own experience on board a sealing ship, The Sea-Wolf describes the struggle between the civilized and the pagan, between the values of the ... More
The Souls of Black Folk

The Souls of Black Folk  

W. E. B. Du Bois and Brent Hayes Edwards (ed.)

Published in Print: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191990106
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199555833.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199555833
Originally published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is a classic study of race, culture, and education at the turn of the twentieth century. With its singular combination of essays, ... More
Summer

Summer  

Edith Wharton and

Published in Print: 
Aug 2015
Published Online: 
May 2023
eISBN: 
9780191989407
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198709985.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198709985
Charity Royall lives in the small New England village of North Dormer. Born among outcasts from the Mountain beyond, she is rescued by lawyer Royall and lives with him as his ward. Never ... More

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