Works of Edith Wharton: Includes The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, Sanctuary, The Custom of the Country, Summer & more [NOOK Book]

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Works of Edith Wharton: Includes The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, Sanctuary, The Custom of the Country, Summer & more

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Overview

This collection was designed for optimal navigation on eReaders and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books, stories and poems. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography.

Table of Contents

List of Works by Genre and Title
List of Works in Alphabetical Order
List of Works in Chronological Order
Edith Wharton Biography

Novels:
The Age of Innocence
The Bunner Sisters
The Custom of the Country
Ethan Frome
The Fruit of the Tree
The Glimpses of the Moon
The House of Mirth
The Reef
Sanctuary
Summer
The Touchstone
The Valley of Decision

Non-Fiction:
Fighting France
In Morocco

Short Stories Collections:
Crucial Instances
The Descent of Man and Other Stories
The Greater Inclination
The Hermit and the Wild Woman
Tales of Men and Ghosts

Short Stories:
Afterward
The Angel at the Grave
Autres Temps
The Best Man
The Blond Beast
The Bolted Door
The Choice
Coming Home
The Confessional
"Copy" A Dialogue
A Coward
A Cup of Cold Water
The Daunt Diana
The Debt
The Descent of Man
The Dilettante
The Duchess at Prayer
The Eyes
Expiation
Full Circle
The Fulness of Life
The Hermit and the Wild Woman
His Father's Son
The House of The Dead Hand
In Trust
A Journey
Kerfol
The Lady's Maid's Bell
The Last Asset
The Legend
The Letter
The Letters
The Long Run
Madame de Treymes
The Mission of Jane
The Moving Finger
Mrs. Manstey's View
The Muse's Tragedy
The Other Two
The Pelican
The Portrait
The Pot-Boiler
The Pretext
The Quicksand
The Reckoning
The Recovery
The Rembrandt
Souls Belated
The Triumph of Night
The Twilight of the God
A Venetian Night's Entertainment
The Verdict
Xingu

Poetry:
Artemis to Actaeon, and Other Verses
Botticelli's Madonna in the Louvre
The Sonnet

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607786375
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Mobi Collected Works
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 358,678
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Edith Wharton
One of America's most important novelists, Edith Wharton was a refined, relentless chronicler of the Gilded Age and its social mores. Along with close friend Henry James, she helped define literature at the turn of the 20th century, even as she wrote classic nonfiction on travel, decorating and her own life.

Biography

Edith Newbold Jones was born January 24, 1862, into such wealth and privilege that her family inspired the phrase "keeping up with the Joneses." The youngest of three children, Edith spent her early years touring Europe with her parents and, upon the family's return to the United States, enjoyed a privileged childhood in New York and Newport, Rhode Island. Edith's creativity and talent soon became obvious: By the age of eighteen she had written a novella, (as well as witty reviews of it) and published poetry in the Atlantic Monthly.

After a failed engagement, Edith married a wealthy sportsman, Edward Wharton. Despite similar backgrounds and a shared taste for travel, the marriage was not a success. Many of Wharton's novels chronicle unhappy marriages, in which the demands of love and vocation often conflict with the expectations of society. Wharton's first major novel, The House of Mirth, published in 1905, enjoyed considerable Literary Success. Ethan Frome appeared six years later, solidifying Wharton's reputation as an important novelist. Often in the company of her close friend, Henry James, Wharton mingled with some of the most famous writers and artists of the day, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, André Gide, Sinclair Lewis, Jean Cocteau, and Jack London.

In 1913 Edith divorced Edward. She lived mostly in France for the remainder of her life. When World War I broke out, she organized hostels for refugees, worked as a fund-raiser, and wrote for American publications from battlefield frontlines. She was awarded the French Legion of Honor for her courage and distinguished work.

The Age of Innocence, a novel about New York in the 1870s, earned Wharton the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1921 -- the first time the award had been bestowed upon a woman. Wharton traveled throughout Europe to encourage young authors. She also continued to write, lying in her bed every morning, as she had always done, dropping each newly penned page on the floor to be collected and arranged when she was finished. Wharton suffered a stroke and died on August 11, 1937. She is buried in the American Cemetery in Versailles, France.

Author biography from the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of The Age of Innocence.

Good To Know

Upon the publication of The House of Mirth in 1905, Wharton became an instant celebrity, and the the book was an instant bestseller, with 80,000 copies ordered from Scribner's six weeks after its release.

Wharton had a great fondness for dogs, and owned several throughout her life.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Edith Newbold Jones Wharton (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 24, 1862
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Death:
      August 11, 1937
    2. Place of Death:
      Saint-Brice-sous-ForĂȘt, France

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    The best 99 cents ever spent!

    The bad news for BN is that this is the most I've spent since buying my nook from them last year. I started out by downloading individual novels and novelas by Wharton, but then decided to spring for 99 cents and get the whole collection in one file. The OCR technology is much better than the (free) individual Google e-books...no un-readable mumbo-jumbo words. The only problem is that it is formatted like one 3500 page book...so you can only go to individual books and short stories from the table of contents, but not the individual chapters of the books themselves.

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    A best classic buy again

    It is surprising how dated and boring an author can be when compared to the one you had to read for summer reading perhaps they dont send you home with a book list of "classics" complete works for five dolllars are worth every penny

    For the descriptions food clothes transportation of another era

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