No Gifts from Chance: A Biography of Edith Wharton

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University of Texas Press, Jun 25, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 575 pages
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A biography of the noted author, tracing her evolution from shy debutante to the social chronicler of her age.


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NO GIFTS FROM CHANCE: A Biography of Edith Wharton

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This conscientious and inclusive biography of Wharton (born Edith Newbold ``Pussy'' Jones, 1862-1937) draws its obscure title from a poem by Matthew Arnold describing someone who ``conquered fate ... Read full review

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BOOK IICHOICES Chapter 4 Awakenings
Chapter 8Profits Chapter9Losses Chapter10Loyalties
Archives and Abbreviations
A Note onEdith Whartons Letters to Morton Fullerton

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SHARI BENSTOCK is Professor of English at the University of Miami (Florida).

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