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Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton (born Edith Newbold Jones) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit... show more
Edith Wharton (born Edith Newbold Jones) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous, incisive novels and short stories of social and psychological insight. She was well acquainted with many of her era's other literary and public figures, including Theodore Roosevelt.
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Birth date: 1862-01-24
Died: 1937-08-11
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Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it 1 month ago
Che si fondino Lunch Club per raccogliere cacciatrici di erudizione che “inseguono la Cultura in gruppo quasi fosse pericoloso affrontarla da sola”, o s’invitino le Orsic Dane di turno, scrittrici dall’ego espanso e dal dubbio talento; oppure si levino in coro le voci delle varie signore e signorine...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 2 months ago
I loved the story, but I didn't care for the narrator very much. I can't add to the reams that have already been written about this novel. I adore Edith Wharton, at least-what I've read so far, and I admire her powers of observation and her wit. I wouldn't have lasted five minutes in what passed f...
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it 2 months ago
by Edith Wharton Victorian-style literature takes a bit of patience to enjoy. It is written in a distinctively wordy style that I often enjoy, but can easily become tedious in some books. Ghost stories were a holiday tradition in Victorian times and it seems some authors known for genres other t...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 2 years ago
Set against a bleak New England background, the novel tells of Frome, his ailing wife Zeena and her companion Mattie Silver, superbly delineating the characters of each as they are drawn relentlessly into a deep-rooted domestic struggle.Burdened by poverty and spiritually dulled by a loveless marria...
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it 2 years ago
I knew this book was a classic, but not that it was a romance. I went in not knowing what to expect and came out liking the book in general; however, it was difficult for me at times. First, I had no idea how snooty and shallow New York society was at the turn of the 20th century. I can understand...
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