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Edith Wharton

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Book cover: The Valley of DecisionThe Valley of Decision
by - Charles Scribner's Sons ,
For her novel, a historical romance set in Italy, Edith Wharton chose as her model Stendhal's The Charterhouse of Parma. She was determined that it be both highly literary and commercially viable. It established her career as a writer of fiction.
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Book cover: Twilight SleepTwilight Sleep
by - Scribner ,
Edith Wharton's superb satirical novel of the Jazz Age, a critically praised best-seller when it was first published in 1927. Sex, drugs, work, money, infatuation with the occult and spiritual healing -- these are the remarkably modern themes.
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Book cover: The Triumph of NightThe Triumph of Night
by - Charles Scribner's Sons ,
The shivering young traveller from Boston, who had counted on jumping into it when he left the train at Northridge Junction, found himself standing alone on the open platform, exposed to the full assault of night-fall and winter...
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Book cover: The TouchstoneThe Touchstone
by - Scribner ,
The Touchstone is a tale of money and moral compromise, and foreshadows some of the best novels of Edith Wharton. Stephen Glennard has one valuable possession: the letters written to him by the eminent and now-deceased author Margaret Aubyn...
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Book cover: Tales of Men and GhostsTales of Men and Ghosts
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
The psychological horror is as important as the literal one in this book, and subtle ambiguities are also present in Wharton's character studies, such as 'The Bolted Door'. Is the protagonist a murderer, or is he mad? ...
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Book cover: SummerSummer
by - Charles Scribner's Sons ,
As a summer full of romance draws to a close, a young woman discovers the heartbreak that autumn ushers in. 'Summer' by Edith Wharton was published in 1917. The novel experienced a surge in popularity after the author's death, in the 1960s.
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Book cover: The SparkThe Spark
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
The Spark tells of a seemingly ordinary socialite who nevertheless was touched by his Civil War experiences. Edith Wharton, the author of this book, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.
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Book cover: SanctuarySanctuary
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
This is the story of Kate Orme, who marries a man of weak moral character. When they have a child, she fears that the sins of the father will be the sins of their son. Kate dedicates herself to instilling morality in the boy as he grows ...
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Book cover: The ReefThe Reef
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Edith Wharton's talent for balancing emotional turmoil and all the social manners of her time (this novel was written in 1912) is blended into this philosophical work that explores the metaphorical reefs in the hearts of women.
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Book cover: The Age of InnocenceThe Age of Innocence
by - D. Appleton and Company ,
The Age of Innocence, one of Edith Wharton's most renowned novels and the first by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize, exquisitely details the struggle between love and responsibility through the experiences of men and women in Gilded Age New York.
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