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Edith Wharton - Abridged

By Hermione Lee
Narrated by Kate Reading / 8 hours 37 minutes

The definitive biography of one of America’s greatest writers, from the author of the acclaimed masterpiece Virginia Woolf.
Born in 1862, Edith Wharton escaped the suffocating fate of the well-born female, traveled adventurously in Europe and eventually settled in France. After tentative beginnings, she developed a forceful literary professionalism and thrived in a luminous. Wharton’s life was fed by nonliterary enthusiasms as well: her fabled houses and gardens, her heroic relief efforts during the Great War, the culture of the Old World, which she never tired of absorbing. Yet intimacy eluded her.
With profound empathy and insight, Lee brilliantly interweaves Wharton’s life with the evolution of her writing, the full scope of which shows her to be far more daring than her stereotype as lapidarian chronicler of the Gilded Age. In its revelation of both the woman and the writer, Edith Wharton is a landmark biography.

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Author
Narrator Kate Reading
ISBN 9780739354100
Length 8 hours 37 minutes
Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date
Edition Abridged
Genres Biography & Memoir & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #35,495 Overall
Genre rank #3,545 in Biography & Memoir