Edith Wharton: Author

Edith Wharton: Author

by William R. Leach

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7-10 Contained within this physically attractive volume is a mediocre text, wordy and repetitious, internally inconsistent, and containing several errors and confusions of fact. Leach has a strong feminist bias, such that numerous events seem twisted to fit his philosophy. He quotes freely from adult biographies and reminiscences, abbreviating many and acknowledging none (save for a short list of ``Further Reading''); many of the quotations are college-level and above in comprehension and will be beyond readers' grasp. Most damagingly, Leach fails to convey a real sense of who Wharton was. The book is too much a superficial recital of events, with little insight into Wharton's complex personality. Most teens' introduction to Wharton is through required reading of Ethan Frome , probably little inspiration for picking up any biography of this turn-of-the-century author outside of class assignments. Ann W. Moore, Lane Road Library, Columbus

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Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
Women of Achievement Series
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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