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Edith Wharton (Women Writers) by Katherine Joslin

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English


  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography: general,
  • Literature: History & Criticism,
  • Literary,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Literary,
  • History,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / General,
  • Women and literature,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Textbooks,
  • Biography/Autobiography

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages164
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9498037M
ISBN 100312120257
ISBN 109780312120252

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  Edith Wharton was one of the most successful authors of the early 20th century. In , she became the first woman to ever receive the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Age of Innocence. Aside from her literary fiction, Wharton was widely respected as a writer of ghost stories. The best novels The best novels: No 45 - The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton () The story of a blighted New York marriage stands as a fierce indictment of a society estranged from. Edith Wharton wrote this book during a time when she was having difficulties with her husband, Edward (Teddy) Robbins Wharton. She certainly seemed to feel as ensnared by marriage as her character Ethan Frome, even though she was living on her beautiful Lenox, Massachusetts estate called The /5. Edith Wharton's stories with original dates of publication Information adapted from Shari Benstock, “Chronology of Works by Edith Wharton” in No Gifts from Chance, pp. “Novellas” includes only those works published separately; others such as “Bunner Sisters” were included in .