The Touchstone (Illustrated)

The Touchstone (Illustrated)

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by Edith Wharton, Charles River Editors
     
 

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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 The Touchstone is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures of her.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013483637
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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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