Coverart for item
The Resource The touchstone, Edith Wharton

The touchstone, Edith Wharton

Label
The touchstone
Title
The touchstone
Statement of responsibility
Edith Wharton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Glennard had never thought himself a hero; but he had been certain that he was incapable of baseness. The story of a young man who scorns the love of a tortured novelist, only to have her words come back to haunt him from the dead, The Touchstone shows off the skills Wharton became famous for in novels such as Ethan Frome and House of Mirth, particularly her piercing and delicious talent for satiric observation. But despite its masterly control, this startlingly modern tale is also a simmering, rebel cir de coeur unleashed by a writer who was herself unappreciated in her own time. The combination of these attributes make this edgy novella a moving and suspenseful homage to the power of literature itself
Member of
Summary
A young man too destitute to propose marriage to his beloved finds a morally dubious means of making money by publishing the love letters another woman wrote to him in this deft, psychological portrait of how social status, money, and self-deception impact love
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
061950
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1862-1937
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wharton, Edith
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Art of the novella
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Rejection (Psychology)
  • Women novelists
  • Married people
  • Love-letters
  • Love-letters
  • Married people
  • Rejection (Psychology)
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Women novelists
Target audience
adult
Label
The touchstone, Edith Wharton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56753408
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
124 pages
Isbn
9780974607863
Lccn
2004023717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56753408
Label
The touchstone, Edith Wharton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56753408
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
124 pages
Isbn
9780974607863
Lccn
2004023717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56753408

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
Processing Feedback ...