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Edith Wharton

Author: Hermione Lee
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A critical biography of one of America's greatest writers describes Wharton's adventure-filled travels in Europe, the literary and artistic circles in which she lived and worked, her heroism during World War I, and the evolution of her writing.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hermione Lee
ISBN: 9780375400049 0375400044
OCLC Number: 796956906
Description: viii, 869 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An American in Paris --
Making up --
Pussy Jones --
Italian backgrounds --
The Decoration of Houses --
The republic of letters --
Obligations --
The legend --
Friends in England --
Mme. Warthon --
L'Ame close --
La demanderesse --
Getting what you want --
Fighting France --
Une seconde patrie --
Pavillon/Chateau --
The Age of Innocence --
Jazz --
A private library --
All souls' --
Edith Wharton's family tree.
Responsibility: Lee Hermione.

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A critical biography of one of America's greatest writers describes Wharton's adventure-filled travels in Europe, the literary and artistic circles in which she lived and worked, her heroism during World War I, and the evolution of her writing.

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