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Crucial Instances

Crucial Instances

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by Edith Wharton
     
 

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Included in this collection of Edith Wharton's stories are "The Duchess at Prayer," "The Angel at the Grave," "The Recovery," "'Copy': A Dialogue," "The Rembrandt," "The Moving Finger," and "The Confessional."

Edith Wharton was born and bred to be a society wife, but in that she was a dismal failure: her marriage was pure misery, and in time the Whartons

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Included in this collection of Edith Wharton's stories are "The Duchess at Prayer," "The Angel at the Grave," "The Recovery," "'Copy': A Dialogue," "The Rembrandt," "The Moving Finger," and "The Confessional."

Edith Wharton was born and bred to be a society wife, but in that she was a dismal failure: her marriage was pure misery, and in time the Whartons parted. As a writer, though, she was an incredible success -- she had real insight into the people around her and she could tell of them beautifully. She published her first story in 1889, and numerous books in the years that followed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781169697188
Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/10/2010
Pages:
106
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author

In her long career, which stretched over forty years and included the publication of more than forty books, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) portrayed a fascinating segment of the American experience. She was a born storyteller, whose novels are justly celebrated for their vivid settings, satiric wit, ironic style, and moral seriousness. Her characters, such as Ellen Olenska in The Age of Innocence, Ethan Fromme, and the charming but ineffectual Lily Bart in The House of Mirth, are some of the most memorable in American literature. Often portrayed as tragic victims of cruel social conventions, they are trapped in bad relationships or confining circumstances. Her own life stands as an example of the obstacles that a woman of her time and place had to overcome to find self-realization.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 24, 1862
Date of Death:
August 11, 1937
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France
Education:
Educated privately in New York and Europe

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