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Summer by Edith Wharton About the Author: Edith Wharton was an American writer, born from a rich family of New York in the 1862 and dead in the 1937 in France. She became a writer after the 1902 so she was already an adult and mature woman and this can be considered as the main reason of the intensity of her works. Supported by her friend and colleague Henry James, she will start to publish her book that had all in common the tendency to analyse the individual and his social group. Just reading some of the titles of their works it appears pretty clearly that Edith Wharton wasn't a typical woman. She was often described as snob and somehow cynical, most of her works talk about realities from around the globe and often also about war. Next to most common and maybe most read and known books and stories she was able to publish also books with exotic titles that treated difficult, or for those years at last unusual topics. So this is how, in your works we will end up finding both personal element, love stories and at the same time descriptions of travels by car, ghosts stories, stories about lives of ex-soldiers and soldiers still involved in wars. Maybe the most exotic of her works, anyway, is the book that she wrote about Morocco where she describes manners and rules of this country without any fear to face an hard topic such as the existence of harems. A book that shows an incredible modernity and an incredible capacity to adapt herself and her writing style to any kind of issue. She published also a book about herself and her life where she revealed her difficulties to stand the division she was forced to have among those which was her role and world as a writer and those that were supposed to be her behaviours as a woman. What most catch the attention of a reader, anyway in her works, is the ability to describe in an always natural and elegant way every detail of the scene. Without being boring she was able to evoke smells, sights, sounds of things that she saw during her life or of things that others were explaining to her. Her style was able to be at the same time delicate but realistic, snob but direct. In the book about her life we see also the importance that this writer, as a woman, was able to give to intimacy and friendship. A feeling that was able to make her feel the need to forget her own needs and her own identity to embrace and deeply understand the essence and the presence of people around her and mainly of those who were really close to more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Createspace
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508658706
  • 9781508658702

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