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Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verse - a book by Wharton, Edith

Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verse

Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verse( )
Author: Wharton, Edith
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $7.99
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Edith Wharton (born Edith Newbold Jones, January 24, 1862 - August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.Her works :The Touchstone, 1900The Valley of Decision, 1902Sanctuary, 1903The House of Mirth, 1905Madame de Treymes, 1907The Fruit of the Tree, 1907Ethan Frome, 1911The Reef, 1912The Custom of the Country, 1913Bunner Sisters, 1916Summer, 1917The Marne, 1918The Age of Innocence, 1920 (Pulitzer Prize winner)The Glimpses of the Moon,...
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Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.14 Inches
Book Weight:0.31 Pounds
Author Biography
Wharton, Edith (Author)
Edith Wharton was a woman of extreme contrasts; brought up to be a leisured aristocrat, she was also dedicated to her career as a writer. She wrote novels of manners about the old New York society from which she came, but her attitude was consistently critical. Her irony and her satiric touches, as well as her insight into human character, continue to appeal to readers today.

As a child, Wharton found refuge from the demands of her mother's social world in her father's library and in making up stories. Her marriage at age 23 to Edward ("Teddy") Wharton seemed to confirm her place in the conventional role of wealthy society woman, but she became increasingly dissatisfied with the "mundanities" of her marriage and turned to writing, which drew her into an intellectual community and strengthened her sense of self. After publishing two collections of short stories, The Greater Inclination (1899) and Crucial Instances (1901), she wrote her first novel, The Valley of Decision (1902), a long, historical romance set in eighteenth-century Italy. Her next work, the immensely popular The House of Mirth (1905), was a scathing criticism of her own "frivolous" New York society and its capacity to destroy her heroine, the beautiful Lily Bart.

As Wharton became more established as a successful writer, Teddy's mental health declined and their marriage deteriorated. In 1907 she left America altogether and settled in Paris, where she wrote some of her most memorable stories of harsh New England rural life---Ethan Frome (1911) and Summer (1917)---as well as The Reef (1912), which is set in France. All describe characters forced to make moral choices in which the rights of individuals are pitted against their responsibilities to others. She also completed her most biting satire, The Custom of the Country (1913), the story of Undine Spragg's climb, marriage by marriage, from a midwestern town to New York to a French chateau. During World War I, Wharton dedicated herself

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