Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton

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By (author) Hermione Lee

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  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA
  • Format: Paperback | 869 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 202mm x 46mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 8 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0375702873
  • ISBN 13: 9780375702877
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, frontispiece
  • Sales rank: 353,683

Product description

From the award-winning biographer of Virginia Woolf and Willa Cather comes a brilliant, long-awaited reexamination of an iconic American woman of letters. Lucid and acute . . . with a thoroughness no other Wharton biography has yet achieved--Los Angeles Times.

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Author information

Hermione Lee is the first woman Goldsmiths' Professor of English at Oxford University. Her books include the internationally acclaimed biography, "Virginia Woolf," "Willa Cather," and "Body Parts: Essays on Life-writing." She is also a well-known critic, and is the Chair of the Judges for the Man Booker Prize, 2006.

Review quote

"A remarkable feat. . . . Unquestionably authoritative, impressively exhaustive....Nobody has done Edith Wharton such careful justice as [Hermione] Lee." --Claire Messud, "The New York Times Book Review " "Magnificent. . . . By far the most comprehensive study of [Wharton's] full, populous and robust life. . . . Wharton lived a spirited and passionate life, and Lee captures that passion." --"Newsday" "Thorough and intelligent. . . . This meticulous, generous biography is likely to suffice for a long time." --Diane Johnson, "The Washington Post Book World" "Richly detailed, carefully nuanced. . . . "Edith Wharton" is not only the best book on its subject, but one of the finest literary biographies to appear in recent years." --"The Atlanta Journal-Constitution"