Edith Wharton

Author(s): Hermione Lee

Literary biography

The name "Edith Wharton" conjures up 'Gilded Age' New York, in all its snobbery and ruthlessness - the world of The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth. But this definitive biography by Hermione Lee overturns the stereotype. This Edith Wharton is not the genteel, nostalgic chronicler of a vanished age but a fiercely modern woman, writing of sex and incest, love and war - a woman of passionate conviction and conflicting ambitions and desires. First published 2007.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780099763512
  • : penguin random house
  • : Vintage
  • : January 2008
  • : 4 Centimeters X 13 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 864
  • : Hermione Lee
  • : Paperback