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The Other Two: Introduction
The Other Two: Plot Summary
The Other Two: Detailed Summary & Analysis
The Other Two: Themes
The Other Two: Quotes
The Other Two: Characters
The Other Two: Symbols
The Other Two: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Edith Wharton
Historical Context of The Other Two
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- Full Title: “The Other Two”
- When Written: 1904
- When Published: 1904
- Literary Period: Realism
- Genre: Short Story
- Setting: New York City, New York
- Climax: Waythorn discovers the hidden motives of social advancement and self-improvement behind his wife’s habit of remarriage.
- Antagonist: Mr. Varick, Mr. Haskett, Mrs. Waythorn
- Point of View: Third person limited
Extra Credit for The Other Two
Diversified Portfolio. Not limited to fiction, Wharton wrote an interior design manual, The Decoration of Houses (1897), with the American architect Ogden Codman.
Girl Power. Wharton was the first woman to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Literature, which she received for The Age of Innocence in 1921.