Im new to Wharton studies and would like to get a general sense of her life and works. Where should I start?
The Recommended Works list should help. We hope to have a specific list of books to help introduce readers to Wharton. You might also want to look at Sarah Bird Wright’s Edith Wharton: A to Z. This is an encyclopedia-style book about Wharton with short essays on topics related to Wharton and her works. Each essay has a brief bibliography, too. Looking at the essays here would help you to see what you’d be most interested in pursuing.