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A Backward Glance By Edith Wharton

A Backward Glance
by Edith Wharton

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Wharton's fans, as well as readers eager to learn more about the literary, social, and historical forces that shaped this honored American author, are certain to be informed and entertained by this excellent self-portrait. 9 photos.
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A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize, vividly reflects on her public and private life in this stunning memoir.

With richness and delicacy, it describes the sophisticated New York society in which Wharton spent her youth, and chronicles her travels throughout Europe and her literary success as an adult. Beautifully depicted are her friendships with many of the most celebrated artists and writers of her day, including her close friend Henry James.

In his introduction to this edition, Louis Auchincloss calls the writing in A Backward Glance "as firm and crisp and lucid as in the best of her novels." It is a memoir that will charm and fascinate all readers of Wharton's fiction.

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About Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was born in 1862 into one of New York's older and richer families and was educated here and abroad. Her works include the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Age of Innocence" and "Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth, " and "Summer." As a keen observer and chronicler of society, she is without peer. Edith Wharton died in France in 1937.

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A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton
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