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User Review  - corinneblackmer - LibraryThing

This biography of one of our greatest national literary treasures has, despite its many merits of thoroughness and doggedness, a certain blindness that leads one into the otherwise impolite sense that ... Read full review

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User Review  - mjmbecky - LibraryThing

In short, Lee's biography is more than just a book about the famous author Edith Wharton. In this densely written book, we learn about the culture of turn of the century, upper-class society in New ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris_V - LibraryThing

I had been looking forward to reading this as Hermione Lee's biography of Virginia Woolf was one of the remarkable I have ever read. However I have found her grasp of Edith Wharton has been more ... Read full review

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User Review  - theageofsilt - LibraryThing

Lee's work is as much an exploration of a time and culture as it is a biography of Edith Wharton. This very well-written and highly readable book tells of Wharton's fascinating life as a gardener ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joline - Goodreads

Brilliant in places, but overly long and detailed. Some of the relationships detailed wandered into the "who cares?" category. I love Edith, but really! I wondered at some points if the author's ... Read full review

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