Summer: A Novel (Illustrated Edition)

Summer: A Novel (Illustrated Edition)

by Edith Wharton

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Summer: A Novel (Illustrated Edition) 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 to be set in New England by Wharton, who 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. source: Wikipedia

This edition of the book contains 10 iconic illustrations that are unique to this edition of the book.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156981434
Publisher: New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1917
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Series: Classic Romance , #16
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Edith Wharton, born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous, incisive novels and short stories of social and psychological insight. She was well acquainted with many of her era's other literary and public figures, including Theodore Roosevelt.

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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