From first to last, poetry was part of Edith Wharton's writing life. Whilerarely (after early youth) her primary focus, it always served her as a medium for recording the most vivid impressions and emotions, an intimate journal of longings and regrets. "Poetry was important to Wharton," writeseditor Louis Auchincloss, "because it enabled her to express the deeply emotional side of her nature that she kept under such tight control, not only in her life but in the ordered sweep of her fiction." In later years her poetry also ...

Edith Wharton: Selected Poems 2005, Library of America, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781931082860