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Pomegranate Seed



The short story “Pomegranate Seed”, by Edith Wharton, is a ghost story that was first published in Ladies Home Journal in 1931.  The title is an allusion to the Greek myth of Persephone who lived partly in the underworld and partly on earth.



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  •  PS3545 .H16



Circulating Books


  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.). Modern Critical Views: Edith Wharton. 1986.

                     Call Number: PS3545 .H16 Z645 1986

  • Donovan, Josephine. After the Fall:  the Demeter-Persephone Myth in Wharton, Cather, and Glasgow. 1999.

                       Call Number: PS374 .W6 D66 1989

  • Lewis, R. W. B. (Ed.). The Selected Short Stories of Edith Wharton. 1991.

                      Call Number: PS3545 .H16 A6 1991

  • McDowell, Margaret B. Edith Wharton. 1976.

                      Call Number: PS3545 .H16 Z745



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms-(Keywords Anywhere)


  • Pomegranate Seed
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Wharton, Edith – Criticism and Interpretation



Reference Materials


  • Short Story Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 6, pg. 426-27, 431-32

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 6, Pg. 212-228

  • Twentieth Century Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771 .G27

o   Vol. 3, pg. 577

o   Vol. 9, pg. 547

o   Vol. 129, pg. 364

  • Wright, Sarah Bird. Edith Wharton A to Z. 1998.

Call Number: REF PS3545 .H16 Z98 1998, Pg.203-04



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