Summer by Pulitzer Prize Author Edith Wharton

Summer by Pulitzer Prize Author Edith Wharton

by Edith Wharton
     
 

Summer is a novel by Edith Wharton published in 1917 by Charles Scribner's Sons. The story is one of only two novels by Wharton to be set in New England; Wharton was best known for her portrayals of upper class New York society. The novel details the sexual awakening of its protagonist, Charity Royall, and her cruel treatment by the father of her child, and shares…  See more details below

Overview

Summer is a novel by Edith Wharton published in 1917 by Charles Scribner's Sons. The story is one of only two novels by Wharton to be set in New England; Wharton was best known for her portrayals of upper class New York society. The novel details the sexual awakening of its protagonist, Charity Royall, and her cruel treatment by the father of her child, and shares many plot similarities with Wharton's better known novel, Ethan Frome. Only moderately well-received when originally published, Summer has had a resurgence in critical popularity since the 1960s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013025219
Publisher:
Granto Classic Books
Publication date:
09/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,074,081
File size:
179 KB

Meet the Author

Edith Wharton, born Edith Newbold Jones (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937; English pronunciation: / ˈiːdɪθ ˈwɔːrtən/), was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.In addition to novels, Wharton wrote at least 85 short stories. She was also a garden designer, interior designer and taste-maker of her time. She wrote several design books, including her first published work, The Decoration of Houses of 1897, co-authored by Ogden Codman. Another is the generously illustrated Italian Villas and Their Gardens of 1904.

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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