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Selected Works: Edith Wharton's Selected Works - The House of Mirth, Summer, The Age of Innocence, The Fruit of the Tree, Ethan Frome, The Touchstone
     

Selected Works: Edith Wharton's Selected Works - The House of Mirth, Summer, The Age of Innocence, The Fruit of the Tree, Ethan Frome, The Touchstone

by Edith Wharton
 
Many of Wharton's novels are characterized by a subtle use of dramatic irony. Having grown up in upper-class pre-World War I society, Wharton became one of its most astute critics. In such works as The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence she employed both humor and profound empathy to describe the lives of New York's upper class and the vanishing of their world in

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Many of Wharton's novels are characterized by a subtle use of dramatic irony. Having grown up in upper-class pre-World War I society, Wharton became one of its most astute critics. In such works as The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence she employed both humor and profound empathy to describe the lives of New York's upper class and the vanishing of their world in the early years of the 20th century. In contrast, she used a harsher tone in her novel Ethan Frome to convey the atmosphere of lower-class rural Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781471000966
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
12/13/2011
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Born into a prosperous New York family, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) wrote more than 15 novels, including The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and other esteemed books. She was distinguished for her work in the First World War and was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from Yale University. She died in France at the age of 75.

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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