Edith Wharton

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Chatto & Windus, 2007 - Americans - 853 pages
Born in 1862, during the Civil War, Edith Wharton broke away from her wealthy background. She travelled extensively in Europe, eventually settling in Paris. This biography delves into various aspects of Wharton's extraordinary life-story, shifting the emphasis towards Europe & placing her in her social context & her history.

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About the author (2007)

Hermione Lee's previous books include the internationally acclaimed biography Virginia Woolf, a collection of essays on life-writing, Body Parts, and a study of Elizabeth Bowen. She has written on many American authors, from Willa Cather to Philip Roth. She is a well-known reviewer and broadcaster, and, in 2006, Chair of the judges for the Man-Booker Prize. She is the first woman Goldsmiths' Professor of English at Oxford University, a Fellow of New College Oxford, of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Literature. She was awarded a CBE in 2003 for services to literature.

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