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The upper stratum of New York society into which Edith Wharton was born in 1862 provided her with an abundance of material as a novelist but did not encourage her growth as an artist. Educated by tutors and governesses, she was raised for only one career: marriage. But her marriage, in 1885, to Edward Wharton was an emotional disappointment, if not a disaster. She suffered the first of a series of nervous breakdowns in 1894. In spite of the strain of her marriage, or perhaps because of it, she began to write fiction and published her first story in 1889.

Her first published book was a guide to interior decorating, but this was followed by several novels and story collections. They were written while the Whartons lived in Newport and New York, traveled in Europe, and built their grand home, The Mount, in Lenox, Massachusetts. In Europe, she met Henry James, who became her good friend, traveling companion, and the sternest but most careful critic of her fiction. The Hous

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The classic tale Ethan Frome, which chronicles the story of two ill-fated lovers threatened by the forces of conscience and necessity on a New England farm, is accompanied by four short stories--"The Touchstone," "The Last Asset," "Xingu," and "The Other Two." Reissue.

Synopsis:

Ethan Frome — The Touchstone — The last asset — Xingu — The other two.

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The upper stratum of New York society into which Edith Wharton was born in 1862 provided her with an abundance of material as a novelist but did not encourage her growth as an artist. Educated by tutors and governesses, she was raised for only one career: marriage. But her marriage, in 1885, to Edward Wharton was an emotional disappointment, if not a disaster. She suffered the first of a series of nervous breakdowns in 1894. In spite of the strain of her marriage, or perhaps because of it, she began to write fiction and published her first story in 1889.

Her first published book was a guide to interior decorating, but this was followed by several novels and story collections. They were written while the Whartons lived in Newport and New York, traveled in Europe, and built their grand home, The Mount, in Lenox, Massachusetts. In Europe, she met Henry James, who became her good friend, traveling companion, and the sternest but most careful critic of her fiction. The House of Mirth (1905) was both a resounding critical success and a bestseller, as was Ethan Frome (1911). In 1913 the Whartons were divorced, and Edith took up permanent residence in France. Her subject, however, remained America, especially the moneyed New York of her youth. Her great satiric novel, The Custom of the Country was published in 1913 and The Age of Innocence won her the Pulitzer Prize in 1921.

In her later years, she enjoyed the admiration of a new generation of writers, including Sinclair Lewis and F. Scott Fitzgerald. In all, she wrote some thirty books, including an autobiography. A Backwards Glance (1934). She died at her villa near Paris in 1937.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553904208
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Author:
Edith Wharton
Author:
Mary Gordon
Author:
Gordon, Mary
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
American
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19870301
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
237

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Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
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"Synopsis" by , The classic tale Ethan Frome, which chronicles the story of two ill-fated lovers threatened by the forces of conscience and necessity on a New England farm, is accompanied by four short stories--"The Touchstone," "The Last Asset," "Xingu," and "The Other Two." Reissue.
"Synopsis" by , Ethan Frome — The Touchstone — The last asset — Xingu — The other two.
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