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ISBN-10: 0143039709
ISBN-13: 9780143039709
Edition: 60th 2006 (Anniversary)
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Description: Whartons glittering satire of the newly affluent in Old New York Considered by many to be her masterpiece, Edith Whartons second full-length work is a scathing yet personal examination of the exploits and follies of the modern upper class. As she  More...

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List price: $14.00
Edition: 60th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Whartons glittering satire of the newly affluent in Old New York Considered by many to be her masterpiece, Edith Whartons second full-length work is a scathing yet personal examination of the exploits and follies of the modern upper class. As she unfolds the story of Undine Spragg, from New York to Europe, Wharton affords us a detailed glimpse of what might be called the interior dcor of this America and its nouveau riche fringes. Through a heroine who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating, and through a most intricate and satisfying plot that follows Undines marriages and affairs, she conveys a vision of social behavior that is both supremely informed and supremely disenchanted. BACKCOVER: As long as men and women seek to use each otherand to use each other badlyEdith Wharton can be counted upon to provide the ideal commentary. Anita Brookner

Jane Alison has a bachelor's degree in classics from Princeton University & a M.F.A. from Columbia University. She lives in Germany.

Anita Brookner was born in London, England on July 16, 1928. She received a BA in history from King's College London in 1949 and a doctorate in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 1953. She went on to lecture in art at Reading University and the Courtauld Institute, where she specialized in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art. She became the first woman to be named as Slade Professor of Art at Cambridge University in 1967. Her first novel, A Start in Life, was published in 1981. Some of her other works include The Bay of Angels, The Next Big Thing, The Rules of Engagement, Leaving Home, and Strangers. Hotel du Lac won the Booker Prize for Fiction and was adapted for television in 1986. She has also written scholarly works about Jacques Louis David, Jean Baptiste Greuze, and Jean-Antoine Watteau.

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