Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence

by Edith Wharton, Philip Dossick

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Overview

The Age of Innocence has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written.

It reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of thought of a true literary colossus, Edith Wharton.

Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1920.

* Contains extended historical context and a critical essay: Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence: A Cultural and Historical Perspective, by historian Elizabeth Keegan Birdsong.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937), one of the greatest American authors, transformed the art of fiction. The Pulitzer Prize winning author of numerous novels and short stories, including The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome and The Descent of Man, she is considered to be a central figure in the development of the modern novel.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148741060
Publisher: The St. George Press
Publication date: 07/18/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Born into a prosperous New York family, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) wrote more than 15 novels, including The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and other esteemed books. She was distinguished for her work in the First World War and was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from Yale University. She died in France at the age of 75.

Date of Birth:

January 24, 1862

Date of Death:

August 11, 1937

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France

Education:

Educated privately in New York and Europe

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