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The Descent of Man and Other Stories

Edith Wharton

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ISBN 10: 1444651315 / ISBN 13: 9781444651317
Published by Josephs Press
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324 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 0.7in.Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781444651317

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Title: The Descent of Man and Other Stories

Publisher: Josephs Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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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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