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Resource Guide:
Henry James and Edith Wharton

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • James, Henry, 1843-1916
  • James, Henry, 1843-1916 - Criticism and interpretation
  • James, Henry, 1843-1916 - Encyclopedias
  • Warton, Edith, 1862-1937
  • Ethan Frome - Critical Essays and Study guides
  • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction

Research Databases

The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • The Henry James Review (Project Muse)
  • The Edith Wharton Review
  • PMLA
  • Modern Fiction Studies
  • Modern Language Review
  • Journal of Modern Literature
  • American Literature
  • American Quarterly
  • New England Quarterly
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Twentieth-Century Literature
  • American Literary Realism
  • Studies in American Naturalism

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Edith Wharton & Henry James: the story of their friendshipPS 3545 .H16 E4 1965
Henry James and the "woman business"PS 2127 .F44 H33 1989
Henry James : a life in lettersPS 2123 .A4 1999
Henry James : the critical heritagePS 2124 .G35 1986
The imagination of disaster : evil in the fiction of Henry JamesREMOTE PS 2127 .E9 W3 1961
A historical guide to Edith WhartonPS 3545 .H16 Z663
Edith Wharton : traveler in the land of lettersREMOTE PS 3545 .H16 Z655 1990
Edith Wharton and the novel of mannersREMOTE PS 3545 .H16 Z698 1975
Edith Wharton : a biographyPS 3545 .H16 Z696 1975