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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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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 11 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...
Merle
Merle rated it 2 years ago
Despite the author’s literary skill, I didn't think much of this novella. In its brief page count, it chronicles the tragedy of Ethan Frome, a struggling young farmer hastily married to a cousin who constantly insists upon her unspecified ailments; while yearning for a better life, Ethan falls hard ...
Calyre
Calyre rated it 2 years ago
La lumière que Mrs. Fisher projetait sur la situation était comme une matinée d'hiver limpide, mais morne. Elle dessinait les faits avec une froide précision que ne modifiaient ni ombre ni couleur, comme réfractée par une clôture de murs nus: Mrs. Fisher avait ouvert les fenêtres par lesquelles aucu...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
... in the order in which they're appearing on my card (not the order in which they've read them). Soooo ... in this year's twist on RL doing its best trying to throw a spanner in the works of Halloween Bingo fun, I've been spending the better part of the month either sitting around in conference ...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 3 years ago
This audiobook anthology "Ghosts: Edith Wharton's Gothic Tales" contains five stories "Mr Jones", "Kerfol", "The Looking Glass"."The Eyes" and "The Lady's Maid's Bell", each with its own narrator. In these stories, Edith Wharton reminded me of what horror is. It doesn't need a Michael in a hockey ...
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