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Here in one volume is a treasure trove of Edith Wharton's short fiction. The Descent of Man, and Other Stories features sophisticated tales that appeared in Scribner's, Cosmopolitan, Collier's, and other fashionable publications. Also in this volume is the novella Madame De Treymes, the story of an American woman in the unpleasant thrall of a French aristocrat. A scintillating collection of entertaining and insightful reading from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Age of Innocence. Newly designed and typeset in a modern 6-by-9-inch format by Waking Lion Press.

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The sly wit and penetrating wisdom of Edith Wharton--one of the most celebrated novelists in the English language--is ever on tap in this essential collection of her short fiction. The social chronicler of the Gilded Age, she exposed the excesses and hypocrisies of refined society in fiction replete with passion, sexual politics, and the rumblings of incipient feminism... as well as astonishingly dramatic storytelling.

Here in one volume is a treasure trove of Wharton's short fiction. The Descent of Man, and Other Stories, first published as a collection in 1904, features short stories that appeared in fashionable publications including Scribner's, Cosmopolitan, and Collier's Weekly. Also in this volume is the novella "Madame De Treymes," first published in 1907, the tale of an American woman in the unpleasant thrall of a French aristocrat.

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Edith Wharton (1862-1937), American novelist and short-story writer, was born in New York City. Strongly influenced by Henry James, she is best known for her subtle and su-perbly crafted studies of the tragedies and ironies in the lives of members of middle-class and artistocratic New York soci-ety in the the nineteenth century. She was educated in New York and Europe, and married Edward Wharton, a Boston banker, in 1885. When her husband became mentally ill, she cared for him until 1913, when she settled permanently in France and divorced him. Among her best and most characteristic works are The House of Mirth (1905) and The Age of Innocence (1920), for which she received a Pultizer prize.

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