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The Letters of Edith Wharton. Edited By R.W.B. Lewis & Nancy Lewis.

Literary Letters] Wharton, Edith.

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ISBN 10: 0684185857 / ISBN 13: 9780684185859
Published by Scribners, New York, 1988
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A Very Good plus copy with two dog-eared pages in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The editors of this volume have collected approximately 400 of her more than 4000 letters, ranging from a letter she wrote at age twelve to those written just before her death. Bookseller Inventory # 23561

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Title: The Letters of Edith Wharton. Edited By ...

Publisher: Scribners, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Edition: First Printing of the First Edition

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Here are the intimate letters of Edith Wharton--the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize--detailing her work, her family, her friendship with Henry James, and her passion for the American journalist Morton Fullerton. The letters reveal a remarkable, independent woman who lived life fully. Three 8-page inserts.

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Wharton (1874-1937) was not only a prolific novelist and short-story writer but a prolific correspondent, and this selection of close to 400 letters, many never-before published, shows her at her epistolary best. Divided into seven chronological sections, each with a useful introduction, the letters reveal a woman of alert mind, broad interests, numerous moods and appealing warmth of heart. She also was endowed with a singular capacity to evoke the life around her, ranging from the exoticism of North Africa to the horrors of the World War I front. A large proportion of the letters are to her friends Henry James and Bernard Berenson, while others address Scott Fitzgerald, Andre Gide and Theodore Roosevelt's sister. The letters that show her at her most passionate, and most vulnerable, are those she wrote to her lover Morton Fullerton. R.W.B. Lewis won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1975 Wharton biography; Nancy Lewis is his wife. Photos not seen by PW.
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