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Edith Wharton (Paperback): Hermione Lee

Edith Wharton (Paperback)

Hermione Lee

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From Hermione Lee, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning biographer of "Virginia Woolf" and "Willa Cather," comes a superb reexamination of one of the most famous American women of letters.
Delving into heretofore untapped sources, Lee does away with the image of the snobbish bluestocking and gives us a new Edith Wharton-tough, startlingly modern, as brilliant and complex as her fiction. Born into a wealthy family, Wharton left America as an adult and eventually chose to create a life in France. Her renowned novels and stories have become classics of American literature, but as Lee shows, Wharton's own life, filled with success and scandal, was as intriguing as those of her heroines. Bridging two centuries and two very different sensibilities, Wharton here comes to life in the skillful hands of one of the great literary biographers of our time.

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Imprint: Vintage
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2008
First published: April 2008
Authors: Hermione Lee
Dimensions: 201 x 135 x 46mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 869
ISBN-13: 978-0-375-70287-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Literary
Books > Biography > Literary
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LSN: 0-375-70287-3
Barcode: 9780375702877

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