Edith Wharton: Four Novels: A Library of America College Edition (Library of America College Editions)

4 avg rating
( 17 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781883011376: Edith Wharton: Four Novels: A Library of America College Edition (Library of America College Editions)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Four best-selling novels that capture World War I and the Jazz Age through the eyes of one of America’s greatest writers.

After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1921 for The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton published four novels that brought her signature blend of dramatic irony and penetrating social satire to bear on what she called “the growing sense of waste and loss wrought by those irreparable years” of World War I. The Library of America now brings together these brilliant books from the 1920s in the fifth volume of its definitive edition of Wharton’s collected works.

The Glimpses of the Moon (1922) is a story of love finding its way amidst upper-class social maneuvering. Believed by some to have been an inspiration for The Great Gatsby—Fitzgerald wrote the title cards for the novel’s 1923 silent film adaptation—it follows Nick Lansing and Susy Branch, both of prominent but financially diminished New York families, as they hatch a scheme to marry in order to live off of their wedding gifts and divorce as soon as either finds a way to step up the social ladder.

Inspired by a young man she met during her war relief work in France, A Son at the Front (1923) opens in Paris on July 30, 1914, as Europe totters on the brink of war. Expatriate American painter John Campton, whose only son George, having been born in Paris, must report for duty in the French army, struggles to keep his son away from the front while grappling with the moral implications of doing so. A poignant meditation on art and possession, fidelity and responsibility, A Son at the Front is Wharton’s indelible take on the war novel.

A masterful satire of the Jazz Age, Twilight Sleep (1927) dissects the flapper mentality and the New York society ladies who turn to drugs, spirituality, and occultism to escape boredom and ennui. Its protagonist, Pauline Manford, studiously ignores all hints of trouble in her privileged world: rumors surrounding her spiritual guru, her daughter’s trysts with a married man, her son’s troubled marriage, her first husband’s drinking, and her second husband’s apathy, until a catastrophe threatens to involve the whole family in scandal.

The Children
 (1928), which volume editor Hermione Lee has called “a daring and profoundly sad book . . . the most remarkable and surprising of the novels that came after The Age of Innocence,” concerns forty-six-year-old Martin Boyne, who even as he negotiates marriage to a lovely widow, unexpectedly falls under the spell of fifteen-year-old Judith Wheater and her troupe of siblings.

Also included is a chronology of Wharton’s life, newly expanded from Hermione Lee’s masterful biography of Wharton, as well as helpful explanatory notes.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wharton, Edith
ISBN 10: 188301137X ISBN 13: 9781883011376
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1996. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VP-9781883011376

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Edith Wharton
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 188301137X ISBN 13: 9781883011376
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 188301137X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Edith Wharton
Published by The Library of America, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 188301137X ISBN 13: 9781883011376
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Library of America, United States, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Four best-selling novels that capture World War I and the Jazz Age through the eyes of one of America s greatest writers. After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1921 for The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton published four novels that brought her signature blend of dramatic irony and penetrating social satire to bear on what she called the growing sense of waste and loss wrought by those irreparable years of World War I. The Library of America now brings together these brilliant books from the 1920s in the fifth volume of its definitive edition of Wharton s collected works. The Glimpses of the Moon (1922) is a story of love finding its way amidst upper-class social maneuvering. Believed by some to have been an inspiration for The Great Gatsby--Fitzgerald wrote the title cards for the novel s 1923 silent film adaptation--it follows Nick Lansing and Susy Branch, both of prominent but financially diminished New York families, as they hatch a scheme to marry in order to live off of their wedding gifts and divorce as soon as either finds a way to step up the social ladder. Inspired by a young man she met during her war relief work in France, A Son at the Front (1923) opens in Paris on July 30, 1914, as Europe totters on the brink of war. Expatriate American painter John Campton, whose only son George, having been born in Paris, must report for duty in the French army, struggles to keep his son away from the front while grappling with the moral implications of doing so. A poignant meditation on art and possession, fidelity and responsibility, A Son at the Front is Wharton s indelible take on the war novel. A masterful satire of the Jazz Age, Twilight Sleep (1927) dissects the flapper mentality and the New York society ladies who turn to drugs, spirituality, and occultism to escape boredom and ennui. Its protagonist, Pauline Manford, studiously ignores all hints of trouble in her privileged world: rumors surrounding her spiritual guru, her daughter s trysts with a married man, her son s troubled marriage, her first husband s drinking, and her second husband s apathy, until a catastrophe threatens to involve the whole family in scandal. The Children (1928), which volume editor Hermione Lee has called a daring and profoundly sad book . . . the most remarkable and surprising of the novels that came after The Age of Innocence, concerns forty-six-year-old Martin Boyne, who even as he negotiates marriage to a lovely widow, unexpectedly falls under the spell of fifteen-year-old Judith Wheater and her troupe of siblings. Also included is a chronology of Wharton s life, newly expanded from Hermione Lee s masterful biography of Wharton, as well as helpful explanatory notes. Seller Inventory # BZV9781883011376

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Edith Wharton
Published by The Library of America, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 188301137X ISBN 13: 9781883011376
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Library of America, United States, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Four best-selling novels that capture World War I and the Jazz Age through the eyes of one of America s greatest writers. After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1921 for The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton published four novels that brought her signature blend of dramatic irony and penetrating social satire to bear on what she called the growing sense of waste and loss wrought by those irreparable years of World War I. The Library of America now brings together these brilliant books from the 1920s in the fifth volume of its definitive edition of Wharton s collected works. The Glimpses of the Moon (1922) is a story of love finding its way amidst upper-class social maneuvering. Believed by some to have been an inspiration for The Great Gatsby--Fitzgerald wrote the title cards for the novel s 1923 silent film adaptation--it follows Nick Lansing and Susy Branch, both of prominent but financially diminished New York families, as they hatch a scheme to marry in order to live off of their wedding gifts and divorce as soon as either finds a way to step up the social ladder. Inspired by a young man she met during her war relief work in France, A Son at the Front (1923) opens in Paris on July 30, 1914, as Europe totters on the brink of war. Expatriate American painter John Campton, whose only son George, having been born in Paris, must report for duty in the French army, struggles to keep his son away from the front while grappling with the moral implications of doing so. A poignant meditation on art and possession, fidelity and responsibility, A Son at the Front is Wharton s indelible take on the war novel. A masterful satire of the Jazz Age, Twilight Sleep (1927) dissects the flapper mentality and the New York society ladies who turn to drugs, spirituality, and occultism to escape boredom and ennui. Its protagonist, Pauline Manford, studiously ignores all hints of trouble in her privileged world: rumors surrounding her spiritual guru, her daughter s trysts with a married man, her son s troubled marriage, her first husband s drinking, and her second husband s apathy, until a catastrophe threatens to involve the whole family in scandal. The Children (1928), which volume editor Hermione Lee has called a daring and profoundly sad book . . . the most remarkable and surprising of the novels that came after The Age of Innocence, concerns forty-six-year-old Martin Boyne, who even as he negotiates marriage to a lovely widow, unexpectedly falls under the spell of fifteen-year-old Judith Wheater and her troupe of siblings. Also included is a chronology of Wharton s life, newly expanded from Hermione Lee s masterful biography of Wharton, as well as helpful explanatory notes. Seller Inventory # BZV9781883011376

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Edith Wharton
Published by Library of America (1996)
ISBN 10: 188301137X ISBN 13: 9781883011376
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Library of America, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M188301137X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Edith Wharton
Published by Library of America (1996)
ISBN 10: 188301137X ISBN 13: 9781883011376
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Library of America, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX188301137X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Wharton, Edith
Published by Library of America (1996)
ISBN 10: 188301137X ISBN 13: 9781883011376
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Library of America, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11188301137X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Wharton, Edith
Published by Library of America
ISBN 10: 188301137X ISBN 13: 9781883011376
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Library of America. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 188301137X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0931230

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds