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Author Lee, Hermione.

Title Edith Wharton / Hermione Lee.

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.52 W555Bl 2007    ---  Available
 Parsons Biography  B Wharton,E    ---  Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description viii, 869 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note "This is a Borzoi Book"--T.p. verso.
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, c2007.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [765]-835) and index.
Summary Lee gives us a new Edith Wharton--tough, startlingly modern, as brilliant and complex as her fiction. Born in 1862, Wharton escaped the suffocating fate of the well-born female, traveled adventurously in Europe and eventually settled in France. She developed a forceful literary professionalism and thrived in a luminous society that included Bernard Berenson, Aldous Huxley and most famously Henry James, who here emerges more as peer than as master.--From publisher description.
Contents An American in Paris -- Making up -- Pussy Jones -- Italian backgrounds -- The Decoration of Houses -- The republic of letters -- Obligations -- The legend -- Friends in England -- Mme. Warthon -- L'Ame close -- La demanderesse -- Getting what you want -- Fighting France -- Une seconde patrie -- Pavillon/Chateau -- The Age of Innocence -- Jazz -- A private library -- All souls' -- Edith Wharton's family tree.
Subject Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Women intellectuals -- United States -- Biography.
Americans -- France -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- France.
France -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
ISBN 0375400044
Standard No. YDXCP 2527982
NZ1 11350663
AU@ 000040984424

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