07 October 2011

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton is one of the most unjustly neglected writers of the early modernist period. She was a close friend of Henry James, and even wrote somewhat in his style, but her reputation has not survived as well as his, even though she was a best-selling novelist in her time. We've made a modest effort to rectify this situation from a UK perspective by featuring an impressive biography, as well as creating study guides to her greatest novels The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, and The Custom of the Country, as well as her devastatingly powerful novella, Ethan Frome.

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