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A Feast of Words: The Triumph of Edith Wharton
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perseus Books
Publication date October 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Edition 2 sub
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780201409185
ISBN-10 0201409186
Dimensions 1.50 by 6 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $15.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The mystery of how a wealthy New York socialite became a major American novelist is brilliantly explored in this fascinating critical biography. To this new edition of her book, considered by many to be the most perceptive introduction to Wharton's life and work, Cynthia Griffin Wolff has added a chapter on Lily Bart and the lethal stereotypes of women in the 19th-century stage and another on the way Edith Wharton's own sensual awakening led from the frozen austerity of "Ethan Frome" to the lyricism and tempered happiness of "Summer." No one who admires Wharton's novels or enjoys the films made from them will want to be without this superb biography.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780195021172
 
With Nicolas Scharioth | from Oxford Univ Pr (March 1, 1977)
9780195021172 | details & prices | List price $29.95
This edition also contains Western Democracies in the UN: Who Gets Elected and Why: a Quantitative Examination of Elections to United Nations Councils and Committees
About: A biographical account of Wharton's against-the-odds development as an important novelist accompanies detailed readings of her major novels and of her unpublished fictions and autobiographical recollections
Paperback
Book cover for 9780201409185
 
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2 sub edition from Perseus Books (October 1, 1994)
9780201409185 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $15.00
About: The mystery of how a wealthy New York socialite became a major American novelist is brilliantly explored in this fascinating critical biography.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781441706010
 
With Anna Fields (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (February 1, 2010)
9781441706010 | details & prices | List price $123.00
About: The mystery of how a wealthy New York socialite became a major American novelist is brilliantly explored in this fascinating critical biography, widely considered to be the most perceptive introduction to Edith Wharton's life and work.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786112418
 
Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 1, 1997)
9780786112418 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 2.50 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $89.95
About: The mystery of how a wealthy New York socialite became a major American novelist is brilliantly explored in this fascinating critical biography, widely considered to be the most perceptive introduction to Edith Wharton's life and work.

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