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House of Mirth: Illustrated By Edith Wharton
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The House of Mirth (1905) is a novel by Edith Wharton. First published in 1905, the novel is Wharton's first important work of fiction. It sold 140,000 copies between October and the end of December,... More > and added to Wharton's existing fortune. The House of Mirth was written while Edith Wharton lived at The Mount, her home in Lenox, Massachusetts. Although The House of Mirth is written in the style of a novel of manners, set against the backdrop of the 1890s New York aristocracy, it is considered American literary naturalism. Wharton places her tragic heroine, Lily Bart, in a society that she describes as a "hot-house of traditions and conventions." Tells the story of Lily Bart, a woman who is torn between her desire for luxurious living and a relationship based on mutual respect and love. She sabotages all her possible chances for a wealthy marriage, loses the esteem of her social circle, and dies young, poor, and alone.< Less
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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One of Edith Wharton's greatest works, this classic novel is a portrait of the simple inhabitants of a 19th-century New England village. Crafted with stark simplicity, Ethan Frome portrays the power... More > of convention to smother the growth of the individual. This edition contains extensive overviews of both the author and the novel.< Less
The Age of Innocence (Illustrated) By Edith Wharton
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The Age of Innocence is a social satire, a bitter-sweet romance, bringing to life the grandeur and hypocrisy of the stuffy upper crust of 1870s New York. Rich, intriguing and beautifully written, the... More > novel relates the mesmerizing story of a man caught between the opposite pulls of his conscience and his longing for freedom. Newland Archer is about to achieve every young man’s dream, as he is engaged to virginal socialite May Welland but soon finds himself utterly captivated by Ellen’s independence and her willingness to risk all, socially, by flouting convention.< Less
The Valley of Decision By Edith Wharton
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The Valley of Decision (1945) is a film set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in the late 19th century. It tells the story of a young Irish house maid who falls in love with the son of her employer, a... More > local steel mill owner. The romance between Paul and Mary is endangered when Mary's family and friends, all steel mill workers, go on strike against Paul's father.The movie stars Greer Garson as Mary Rafferty, Gregory Peck as Paul Scott, Donald Crisp, Lionel Barrymore, Preston Foster, Marsha Hunt, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Owen, Dan Duryea and Jessica Tandy.The film was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Greer Garson) and Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Valley_of_Decision Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Summer By Edith Wharton
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Summer is a novel by Edith Wharton published in 1917 by Charles Scribner's Sons. The story is one of only two novels to be set in New England by Wharton, who was best known for her portrayals of... More > upper-class New York society. The novel details the sexual awakening of its protagonist, Charity Royall, and her cruel treatment by the father of her child, and shares many plot similarities with Wharton's better-known novel, Ethan Frome. Only moderately well received when originally published, Summer has had a resurgence in critical popularity since the 1960s. Eighteen-year-old Charity Royall is bored with life in the small town of North Dormer. She is a librarian and ward of North Dormer’s premier citizen, Lawyer Royall. While working at the library, Charity meets visiting architect Lucius Harney. Edith Wharton (1862–1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.< Less
The Touchstone By Edith Wharton
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Edith Wharton en 1889, à 28 ans (photo de E. F.... More > Cooper)Œuvres principalesmodifier Edith Wharton, née Edith Newbold Jones à New York le 24 janvier 1862 et morte à Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt (Val-d'Oise) le 11 août 1937, est une romancière américaine.Edith Newbold Jones est le troisième enfant et la première fille de George Frederic et Lucretia Jones. Sa famille appartenait à la haute société new-yorkaise. Elle passe une partie de son enfance en Europe, à Paris d'abord, puis à Bad Wildbad en Allemagne et à Florence. Sa famille ne retourne à New York qu'en 1874. Dès son enfance, elle fait preuve d'une intelligence et d'une imagination exceptionnelles. Adolescente, elle écrit des poèmes et une nouvelle, Fast and Loose, achevée en 1877. Elle publie à compte d'auteur un recueil de poèmes, Verses, en 1878. Excerpt from: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Wharton< Less
Bunner Sisters By Edith Wharton
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Edith Wharton en 1889, à 28 ans (photo de E. F.... More > Cooper)Œuvres principalesmodifier Edith Wharton, née Edith Newbold Jones à New York le 24 janvier 1862 et morte à Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt (Val-d'Oise) le 11 août 1937, est une romancière américaine.Edith Newbold Jones est le troisième enfant et la première fille de George Frederic et Lucretia Jones. Sa famille appartenait à la haute société new-yorkaise. Elle passe une partie de son enfance en Europe, à Paris d'abord, puis à Bad Wildbad en Allemagne et à Florence. Sa famille ne retourne à New York qu'en 1874. Dès son enfance, elle fait preuve d'une intelligence et d'une imagination exceptionnelles. Adolescente, elle écrit des poèmes et une nouvelle, Fast and Loose, achevée en 1877. Elle publie à compte d'auteur un recueil de poèmes, Verses, en 1878. Excerpt from: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Wharton< Less
The Age of Innocence By Edith Wharton
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The Age of Innocence (1920) is a classic romance novel by Edith Wharton, which won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize. The story is set in upper-class New York City in the 1870s. In 1920, The Age of Innocence... More > was published twice; first in four parts, July – October, in the Pictorial Review magazine, and then by D. Appleton and Company as a book in New York and in London. The book was warmly received; the Times Book Review considered it "a brilliant panorama of New York's 45 years ago. The novel is in demand mostly at public libraries and a best seller in the bookstores." In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Age of Innocence 58th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 2011, New York Magazine critic Sam Anderson named it "the single greatest New York novel."< Less
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Edith Wharton en 1889, à 28 ans (photo de E. F.... More > Cooper)Œuvres principalesmodifier Edith Wharton, née Edith Newbold Jones à New York le 24 janvier 1862 et morte à Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt (Val-d'Oise) le 11 août 1937, est une romancière américaine.Edith Newbold Jones est le troisième enfant et la première fille de George Frederic et Lucretia Jones. Sa famille appartenait à la haute société new-yorkaise. Elle passe une partie de son enfance en Europe, à Paris d'abord, puis à Bad Wildbad en Allemagne et à Florence. Sa famille ne retourne à New York qu'en 1874. Dès son enfance, elle fait preuve d'une intelligence et d'une imagination exceptionnelles. Adolescente, elle écrit des poèmes et une nouvelle, Fast and Loose, achevée en 1877. Elle publie à compte d'auteur un recueil de poèmes, Verses, en 1878. Excerpt from: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Wharton< Less
The House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Edith Wharton en 1889, à 28 ans (photo de E. F.... More > Cooper)Œuvres principalesmodifier Edith Wharton, née Edith Newbold Jones à New York le 24 janvier 1862 et morte à Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt (Val-d'Oise) le 11 août 1937, est une romancière américaine.Edith Newbold Jones est le troisième enfant et la première fille de George Frederic et Lucretia Jones. Sa famille appartenait à la haute société new-yorkaise. Elle passe une partie de son enfance en Europe, à Paris d'abord, puis à Bad Wildbad en Allemagne et à Florence. Sa famille ne retourne à New York qu'en 1874. Dès son enfance, elle fait preuve d'une intelligence et d'une imagination exceptionnelles. Adolescente, elle écrit des poèmes et une nouvelle, Fast and Loose, achevée en 1877. Elle publie à compte d'auteur un recueil de poèmes, Verses, en 1878. Excerpt from: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Wharton< Less

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