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ISBN-10: 1406566144

ISBN-13: 9781406566147

Edition: N/A

Authors: Edith Wharton

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List price: $10.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.21" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: English

Edith Wharton was a woman of extreme contrasts; brought up to be a leisured aristocrat, she was also dedicated to her career as a writer. She wrote novels of manners about the old New York society from which she came, but her attitude was consistently critical. Her irony and her satiric touches, as well as her insight into human character, continue to appeal to readers today. As a child, Wharton found refuge from the demands of her mother's social world in her father's library and in making up stories. Her marriage at age 23 to Edward ("Teddy") Wharton seemed to confirm her place in the conventional role of wealthy society woman, but she became increasingly dissatisfied with the…