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Edith Wharton : an extraordinary life

Author: Eleanor Dwight
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This richly illustrated biography portrays Edith Wharton the writer, traveler, socialite, gardener, architect, interior designer, art scholar, expatriate, war worker, and connoisseur of life. The more than 300 illustrations include photographs--some by Wharton herself--as well as selected drawings, paintings, garden plans, letters, and postcards, many of which have never before been published. A chronology, selected  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
biographie
photographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dwight, Eleanor.
Edith Wharton.
New York : Abrams, 1994
(OCoLC)624326899
Named Person: Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Dwight
ISBN: 0810939711 9780810939714 0810927950 9780810927957
OCLC Number: 28709502
Description: 296 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface: Edith Wharton's world --
An exile in New York --
Newport, "this ultra-frivolous milieu" --
Italy, "that sophisticated landscape" --
Lenox: houses and gardens --
"The motor-car has restored the romance of travel" --
A new life in Paris --
The Great War, "a calamity unheard of in human annals" --
Pavillon Colombe --
Hyeres, "So warm, so golden, so full of flowers" --
Roman fever.
Responsibility: by Eleanor Dwight.

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This text portrays Wharton the writer, traveller, socialite, gardener, architect, interior designer, art scholar, expatriate, war worker and connoissuer of life. A wealth of photographs provide a  Read more...

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