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.
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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