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The Resource Edith Wharton, Hermione Lee

Edith Wharton, Hermione Lee

Label
Edith Wharton
Title
Edith Wharton
Statement of responsibility
Hermione Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Biographer Lee gives us a new Edith Wharton--tough, startlingly modern, as brilliant and complex as her fiction. Born in 1862, Wharton escaped the suffocating fate of the well-born female, traveled adventurously in Europe and eventually settled in France. She developed a forceful literary professionalism and thrived in a luminous society that included Bernard Berenson, Aldous Huxley and most famously Henry James, who here emerges more as peer than as master. Wharton's life was fed by nonliterary enthusiasms as well: houses and gardens, relief efforts during the Great War, and the culture of the Old World, which she never tired of absorbing. Yet intimacy eluded her: unhappily married and childless, her one brush with passion came and went in midlife, an affair intimately recounted here. Lee interweaves Wharton's life with the evolution of her writing, the full scope of which shows her far to be more daring than her stereotype as lapidarian chronicler of the Gilded Age.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.H16
LC item number
Z695 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Edith Wharton, Hermione Lee
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi Book"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, c2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [765]-835) and index
Contents
An American in Paris -- Making up -- Pussy Jones -- Italian backgrounds -- The Decoration of Houses -- The republic of letters -- Obligations -- The legend -- Friends in England -- Mme. Warthon -- L'Ame close -- La demanderesse -- Getting what you want -- Fighting France -- Une seconde patrie -- Pavillon/Chateau -- The Age of Innocence -- Jazz -- A private library -- All souls' -- Edith Wharton's family tree
Control code
ocm73140273
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 869 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375400049
Lccn
2006048795
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)73140273
Label
Edith Wharton, Hermione Lee
Link
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi Book"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, c2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [765]-835) and index
Contents
An American in Paris -- Making up -- Pussy Jones -- Italian backgrounds -- The Decoration of Houses -- The republic of letters -- Obligations -- The legend -- Friends in England -- Mme. Warthon -- L'Ame close -- La demanderesse -- Getting what you want -- Fighting France -- Une seconde patrie -- Pavillon/Chateau -- The Age of Innocence -- Jazz -- A private library -- All souls' -- Edith Wharton's family tree
Control code
ocm73140273
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 869 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375400049
Lccn
2006048795
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)73140273

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