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After the Vows Were Spoken

Marriage in American Literary Realism

Allen F. Stein

Front Matter
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. William Dean Howells
2. Henry James: The Early Short Fiction
3. Henry James: The Later Short Fiction
4. Henry James: The Novels
5. Kate Chopin
6. Edith Wharton: The Marriage of Entrapment
7. Edith Wharton: Marriage in an Imperfect Society
8. Edith Wharton: Moral Growth and Marriage
9. Robert Herrick
Conclusion
Index

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