Influence of

Jane Austen



  • Shari Benstock. No Gifts from Chance. A Biography of Edith Wharton, p. 389. Charles Scribner's Sons (New York)(1994).  
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Wharton's "literary reference points are the 19th-century English and French writers who influenced Edith Wharton's writing and those works filled her library shelves: Balzac, Flaubert, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Thackeray, Dickens, Meredith, Tolstoj, Conrad and James… and Proust". (Bernstock, p. 289).

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