By (author) Edith Wharton
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Summer by Edith Wharton
Book DescriptionConsidered by some to be her finest work, Edith Wharton's "Summer" created a sensation when first published in 1917, as it was one of the first novels to deal honestly with a young woman's sexual awakening. "Summer" is the story of proud and independent Charity Royall, a child of mountain moonshiners adopted by a family in a poor New England town, who has a passionate love affair with Lucius Harney, an educated young man from the city. Wharton broke the conventions of woman's romantic fiction by making Charity a thoroughly contemporary woman--in touch with her feelings and sexuality, yet kept from love and the larger world she craves by the overwhelming pressures of environment and heredity. Praised for its realism and candor by such writers as Joseph Conrad and Henry James and compared to Flaubert's "Madame Bovary," "Summer" was one of Wharton's personal favorites of all her novels and remains as fresh and relevant today as when it was first written.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684842585
(203mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Prentice Hall & IBD
Publisher: Prentice Hall (a Pearson Education company)
Publish Date: 22-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Hermit and the Wild Woman, Paperback / softback (April 2017)
Seven short stories from one of the most celebrated authors of the early twentieth century have been updated with an eye toward readability for modern readers. The bones of the stories are just as she told them with no changes to plot or settings. Best of all the book includes the original unedited versions in appendices.
House of Mirth, Hardback (January 2017)
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Author Biography - Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton was born in 1862 into one of New York's older and richer families and was educated here and abroad. Her works include the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Age of Innocence, Twilight Sleep, The Custom of the Country, " and "The House of Mirth." As a keen observer and chronicler of society, she is without peer. Edith Wharton died in France in 1937.
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