The Resource Edith Wharton, Hermione Lee

Edith Wharton, Hermione Lee

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Edith Wharton
Title
Edith Wharton
Statement of responsibility
Hermione Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Biographer Lee gives us a new Edith Wharton--tough, startlingly modern, as brilliant and complex as her fiction. Born in 1862, Wharton escaped the suffocating fate of the well-born female, traveled adventurously in Europe and eventually settled in France. She developed a forceful literary professionalism and thrived in a luminous society that included Bernard Berenson, Aldous Huxley and most famously Henry James, who here emerges more as peer than as master. Wharton's life was fed by nonliterary enthusiasms as well: houses and gardens, relief efforts during the Great War, and the culture of the Old World, which she never tired of absorbing. Yet intimacy eluded her: unhappily married and childless, her one brush with passion came and went in midlife, an affair intimately recounted here. Lee interweaves Wharton's life with the evolution of her writing, the full scope of which shows her to be far more daring than her stereotype as lapidarian chronicler of the Gilded Age.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.H16
LC item number
Z695 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Edith Wharton, Hermione Lee
Label
Edith Wharton, Hermione Lee
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, c2007
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [765]-835) and index
Control code
ocn166367942
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
viii, 869 p.
Isbn
9780375702877
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
ME : 2009-03-31
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)166367942
  • (Sirsi)i9780375702877

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