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ISBN: 0099763516 / ISBN-13: 9780099763512

Edith Wharton

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The name 'Edith Wharton' conjures up 'Gilded Age' New York, in all its snobbery and ruthlessness - the world of "The Age of Innocence" and "The House ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
Cariola

Who knew Wharton Was So Dull?

by Cariola on Mar 29, 2008

I was eager to read this new biography of one of my favorite novelists, but, unfortunately, either Wharton's life was simply duller than I anticipated, or Lee has rendered it so. The book flies through Wharton's childhood and early married years with little detail and gets overly caught up in her ... More

myrradine

An insightful Wharton bigraphy

by myrradine on Jun 3, 2007

This weighty volume [880 pages] is one the best Wharton biographies available. Hermione Lee who did an excellent job on her biography of Virginia Woolf, has come up with another comprehensive biography of a novelist Edith Wharton [Custom of the Country, House of Mirth, The Age of Innocence]. Through ... More

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