Three stories collected in one edition formatted for the Kindle.
EDITH WHARTON [1862-1937] was born Edith Newbold Jones to a wealthy New York family. Her books The Decoration of Houses, co-authored by Ogden Codman, and Italian Villas and Their Gardens were devoted to her interest in interior design and landscape architecture. In 1901 she built The Mount, her estate in Lenox, Massachusetts, which included her design principles. There, she wrote The House of Mirth (1905), the first of many chronicles of old New York upper society, and entertained authors, including her friend Henry James. She became a critic of the upperclass with use of subtle dramatic irony. In The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence she employed humor and empathy to describe the lives of New York's upper-class. In 1911, she divorced and moved permanently to France, where she is buried. In 1921, she was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature (The Age of Innocence, 1920). In 1934, she published her autobiography, A Backward Glance.
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Published November 11, 2008
by Omnibus Select.
Literature & Fiction.