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Edith Wharton an Extraordinary Life

Dwight, Eleanor

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ISBN 10: 0810939711 / ISBN 13: 9780810939714
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Edith Wharton an Extraordinary Life

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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A detailed, illustrated examination of Edith Wharton's life provides a look at the social and political atmosphere in which she lived, offering insights into how her personal history affected her writing. BOMC Div. Reader's Subscription Bk Serv Alt.

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Published to glowing reviews in hardcover in 1994, this richly illustrated biography-which Louis S. Auchincloss calls "the best book on Edith Wharton"-portrays Wharton the writer, traveler, socialite, gardener, architect, interior designer, art scholar, expatriate, war worker, and connoisseur of life. A wealth of photographs, many published here for the first time, provide a fascinating visual survey of the life and times of this brilliant, multifaceted woman. 335 illustrations, 855/8 x 10" Eleanor Dwight, a prominent Edith Wharton scholar, lectures frequently and has curated two exhibitions on Wharton and her contemporaries. She has written for such magazines as New York, Harper's Bazaar, and House Beautiful. She lives in New York City.

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