Edith Wharton

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Paperback: 864 pages
Contributors: Hermione Lee
Categories: Biography General
Publisher: Vintage
Publisher Availability: Active
Publication Date: 03/01/2008
Published in: United Kingdom
ISBN10: 0099763516
ISBN13: 9780099763512
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DescriptionThis masterly new biography of Edith Wharton paints a portrait of a fiercely modern author, writing of sex, love, money and war - a woman of strong convictions and conflicting ambitions and desires. Delving into every aspect of her extraordinary life story, the book shows in fascinating detail how she worked and what lies at the heart of her magnificent and elegant works.
AuthorsHermione Lee
Imprint NameVintage
Prizes and AwardsShortlist James Tait Black Memorial Book Prizes Biography (2008)
Shortlist National Book Critics Circle Awards Biography (2008)
Biographical NotesHermione Lee's previous books include the internationally acclaimed biography Virginia Woolf, a collection of essays on life-writing, Body Parts, and a study of Elizabeth Bowen. She is a well-known reviewer and broadcaster, and, in 2006, Chair of the judges for the Man-Booker Prize. She is the first woman Goldsmiths' Professor of English at Oxford University, a Fellow of New College Oxford, of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Literature. She was awarded a CBE in 2003 for services to literature.

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