Synopses & Reviews
Best known for her novels depicting the stifling conformity and ceremoniousness of the upper-class New York society into which she was born, Edith Wharton also wrote brilliantly in many genres: essays, travel pieces, memoirs, and a variety of short stories. This unique collection provides a fresh look at Wharton's genius by including a generous sampling of her short stories, along with nonfiction, letters, excerpts from the novels The House of Mirth
, The Reef
, and The Age of Innocence, and Summer
, reprinted in its entirety. Also included in this volume is an introduction by Linda Wagner-Martin, who examines the life and literary accomplishments of Edith Wharton, a chronology, notes, and bibliography.
Edited with an introduction by Linda Wagner-Martin.
This Penguin Classic is a rich representation of the works of one of the greatest 20th-century American writers.
This unique collection is a rich representation of the works of one of the greatest 20th-century American writers, best known for her novels depicting the stifling conformity and ceremoniousness of the upper-class New York society into which she was born.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -656).
About the Author
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) published more than forty volumes of novels, short stories, verse, essays, travel books, and memoirs.
Linda Wagner-Martin is Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.