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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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Merle
Merle rated it 1 month ago
This is a well-written, engaging classic with complex characters and psychological insight, though a depressingly predictable story. Published in 1905 and set in the wealthy New York society of the late nineteenth century, this feels in many ways like a 19th century British novel, populated by indep...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 2 months ago
"In the old New York of the ‘fifties a few families ruled, in simplicity and affluence. Of these were the Ralstons. The sturdy English and the rubicund and heavier Dutch had mingled to produce a prosperous, prudent and yet lavish society. To “do things handsomely” had always been a fundamental princ...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it 6 months ago
I wish I had taken notes when I read this, but I didn't have the time. I found this enjoyable. There's a little bit of everything. There are some widely recognized classics in the horror genre here: "The Judge's House by Bram Stoker, "The Upper Berth" by F. Marion Crawford. Also stories by famous au...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it 9 months 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 9 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...
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