Summer (Illustrated)

Summer (Illustrated)

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by Edith Wharton
     
 

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*Illustrated with pictures of Wharton, her home, and her work.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

In 1921, the Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Edith Wharton for The Age of Innocence, making Wharton the first woman to win the prestigious honor. But Wharton, who wrote several novels, poems, and short stories, was far more than just a writer. Wharton was a

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*Illustrated with pictures of Wharton, her home, and her work.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

In 1921, the Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Edith Wharton for The Age of Innocence, making Wharton the first woman to win the prestigious honor. But Wharton, who wrote several novels, poems, and short stories, was far more than just a writer. Wharton was a well-regarded intellectual who could count among her friends great writers like Henry James, as well as Teddy Roosevelt and Sinclair Lewis. Wharton also had a famous meeting with F. Scott Fitzgerald. Wharton was also a designer who loved architecture, as evidenced by her cherished and famed residences on both sides of the Atlantic.

This edition of Wharton’s Summer is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures of her.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013472334
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Summer (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
pjpick More than 1 year ago
Okay,I fully admit to not being a reader of the classics but every once in a while I have to give one a try (I usually pick a small one). I gave this one a try four times and could never get past chapter two. Took it to work to loan to co-workers. It would leave and then come back quickly, each time abandoned. I found Wharton's story telling lifeless. Maybe it's just this particular book and possibly I'll give her another try but certainly not in the near future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While I am a huge fan of Edith Wharton's other novels, Summer does not match their standard. It is contrived, and the emotional tenor is unrealistic. While it is well worth reading for those with a deep interest in all of Wharton's writings, readers who are new to Wharton should start with the Age of Innocence or Ethan Frome. I would say this is inferior to the House of Mirth and Custom of the Country as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel contains all the elements of 'hot' chick lit: A young girl is adopted by a distinguished man with a seedy side. Bored with her life in a small town, she finds romance with a guy visiting from the big city. They have a summer of adventure and secret passion until she tetters on ruin. This is an interesting and fun classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Summer is a novel that shows the passions between a man and a woman. Charity, a woman who should be born in today's world, but tragically stuck in a world where a dowry matters. The passion they feel is unordtodox and they feel no regret over what transpired between them. 'She threw her back proudly.'I ain't ever been sorry-not a minute'' 149 She feels no regret, but pride in the passion that they felt even though society scorns her and tries to break her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a book report in my american lit class, and I loved it. Wharton's writing kept me interested, and I loved the story. Although I was disappointed in the ending(it wasn't what I wanted), I recommend this book to poeple who love romance. The vivid descriptions of the setting made it easy to picture in my mind. Read this book!
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Sits in his cabin thinking
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There is no real publishing information besides it being published through CreateSpace. It might be illegally published without the copyright holder's consent. There is also an obvious typo on the back cover. And the text on the back cover isn't designed properly. The text isn't neatly wrapped within the text box, and the words are being broken-up at the end of almost every line.
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Please read something else of Wharton's and try this one again, perhaps a collection of her short stories. I'd hate for you to totally be turned off. Sometimes it is easier to understand something of this magnitude if you take baby steps by gently familiarizing yourself with the author's writing style and voice. Biographical familiarity also helps. I'm used to classics and there are many it took several tries for me to stomach. Recently I read Clara Laughlin's "Children Of Tomorrow." When I got the book I could barely get through the first 3 chapters it was that dull. But one weekend about 3 months ago, my internet went down and I had nothing new to read, so I went back to it and found there was alot more to the story than I was willing to admit at the time. I loved the book so much I started looking for other stuff. I guess what I'm trying to say is don't give up. True fact: It took me 4 times being forced to read The Great Gatsby, forr me to find something redeeming in it. If I can try that hard, you can too..
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