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The Resource Edith Wharton, Hermione Lee

Edith Wharton, Hermione Lee

Label
Edith Wharton
Title
Edith Wharton
Statement of responsibility
Hermione Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Biographer Lee gives us a new Edith Wharton--tough, startlingly modern, as brilliant and complex as her fiction. Born in 1862, Wharton escaped the suffocating fate of the well-born female, traveled adventurously in Europe and eventually settled in France. She developed a forceful literary professionalism and thrived in a luminous society that included Bernard Berenson, Aldous Huxley and most famously Henry James, who here emerges more as peer than as master. Wharton's life was fed by nonliterary enthusiasms as well: houses and gardens, relief efforts during the Great War, and the culture of the Old World, which she never tired of absorbing. Yet intimacy eluded her: unhappily married and childless, her one brush with passion came and went in midlife, an affair intimately recounted here. Lee interweaves Wharton's life with the evolution of her writing, the full scope of which shows her far to be more daring than her stereotype as lapidarian chronicler of the Gilded Age.--From publisher description
Summary
A critical biography of one of America's greatest writers describes Wharton's adventure-filled travels in Europe, the literary and artistic circles in which she lived and worked, her heroism during World War I, and the evolution of her writing
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
184453
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Hermione
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.H16
LC item number
Z695 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Authors, American
  • Women intellectuals
  • Americans
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
Edith Wharton, Hermione Lee
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi Book"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, c2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [765]-835) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An American in Paris -- Making up -- Pussy Jones -- Italian backgrounds -- The Decoration of Houses -- The republic of letters -- Obligations -- The legend -- Friends in England -- Mme. Warthon -- L'Ame close -- La demanderesse -- Getting what you want -- Fighting France -- Une seconde patrie -- Pavillon/Chateau -- The Age of Innocence -- Jazz -- A private library -- All souls' -- Edith Wharton's family tree
Control code
14330566
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 869 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375400049
Lccn
2006048795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (PPL)B8F1891601AC459A9BF304E7A53589F3
  • (OCoLC)ocm73140273
  • (OCoLC)73140273
Label
Edith Wharton, Hermione Lee
Link
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi Book"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, c2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [765]-835) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An American in Paris -- Making up -- Pussy Jones -- Italian backgrounds -- The Decoration of Houses -- The republic of letters -- Obligations -- The legend -- Friends in England -- Mme. Warthon -- L'Ame close -- La demanderesse -- Getting what you want -- Fighting France -- Une seconde patrie -- Pavillon/Chateau -- The Age of Innocence -- Jazz -- A private library -- All souls' -- Edith Wharton's family tree
Control code
14330566
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 869 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375400049
Lccn
2006048795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (PPL)B8F1891601AC459A9BF304E7A53589F3
  • (OCoLC)ocm73140273
  • (OCoLC)73140273

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