This 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.
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" A superb biography" (Colm Toibin Irish Times)
"Adding impressive depth and nuance to the received portrait of Wharton, Lee's biography excels in its discussions of her writing" (Peter Kemp The Sunday Times)
"Painstaking and elegant... One of this book's great pleasures is Lee's discussion of Wharton's work" (Kasia Boddy Daily Telegraph)
"A feat of exhaustive research...finely tuned to Wharton's creative achievement. This is a glorious biography" (Mark Bostridge Independent on Sunday)
"[A] majestically weighty autobiography as meticulous, exhaustive and exhausting in scope and scale as its subject" (Hilary Spurling Observer)
A rich and powerful new life of a great novelist. The first biography by a British woman writer, it overturns the accepted view, displaying her as a tough, erotically brave, startlingly modern writer. Much more than the biography of Wharton for our generation - it is a touchstone in the art of the biographer, a must for everyone who cares about the period
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Book Description Vintage, 2008 9780099763512, 2008. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. NEW paperback. 853 pages. B/w photographs. Described variously as "Majestic, moving, monumental" and "a magnificent and subtle biography of a magnificent and subtle writer", this acclaimed biography, according to the blurb, "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 wonderful and elegant works". An American writer, The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence are perhaps her best known novels. Bookseller Inventory # 424
Book Description Vintage Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099763516