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The old maid,

Author: Zoë Akins; Edith Wharton
Publisher: New York, London, D. Appleton-Century Co., 1935.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a dramatic version of an Edith Wharton novel set in the 19th century. The Old Maid is an examination of class and society as only Edith Wharton could undertake. The story follows the life of Tina, a young woman caught between the mother who adopted her - the beautiful, upstanding Delia - and her true mother, her plain, unmarried "aunt" Charlotte, who gave Tina up to provide her with a socially acceptable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958.
Old maid.
New York, London, D. Appleton-Century Co., 1935
(OCoLC)707165213
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zoë Akins; Edith Wharton
OCLC Number: 1098040
Description: 4 preliminary leaves, 188 pages 20 cm
Contents: Reading Chinua Achebe, nation formation & the novel --
Writing, culture & domination: Things fall apart --
The language of the dancing mask: Arrow of God --
Writing in the marginal space: No longer at ease --
The realities of the nation: A man of the people --
The story & the postcolonial world: Anthills of the savannah.
Responsibility: dramatized by Zoë Akins from the novel by Edith Wharton.

Abstract:

This is a dramatic version of an Edith Wharton novel set in the 19th century. The Old Maid is an examination of class and society as only Edith Wharton could undertake. The story follows the life of Tina, a young woman caught between the mother who adopted her - the beautiful, upstanding Delia - and her true mother, her plain, unmarried "aunt" Charlotte, who gave Tina up to provide her with a socially acceptable life. The three women live quietly together until Tina's wedding day, when Delia's and Charlotte's hidden jealousies rush to the surface.
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