In this first fully illustrated biography of American writer Edith Wharton, the author combines insightful personal history with comparisons of how elements of Wharton's life and milieu were reflected in her writing. The more than 300 illustrations include numerous personal photos--some taken by Wharton herself.
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Published to glowing reviews in hardcover in 1994, this richly illustrated biography-which Louis S. Auchincloss calls "the best book on Edith Wharton"-portrays Wharton the writer, traveler, socialite, gardener, architect, interior designer, art scholar, expatriate, war worker, and connoisseur of life. A wealth of photographs, many published here for the first time, provide a fascinating visual survey of the life and times of this brilliant, multifaceted woman. 335 illustrations, 855/8 x 10" Eleanor Dwight, a prominent Edith Wharton scholar, lectures frequently and has curated two exhibitions on Wharton and her contemporaries. She has written for such magazines as New York, Harper's Bazaar, and House Beautiful. She lives in New York City.From Publishers Weekly:
This profusely illustrated biography of Wharton (1862-1937) concentrates on the American writer as a continental traveler whose aesthetic appreciation of architecture and interior design found expression in the homes she maintained. Although she was best known for novels portraying upper-class society ( House of Mirth , 1905), Wharton also wrote about home decoration ( Italian Villas and Their Gardens , 1904). Dwight, a freelance writer and lecturer, skillfully details, with accompanying illustrations, Wharton's acute visual sense with which she designed the rooms and gardens of her homes in the U.S. and Europe. In this adequate account of Wharton's life, the author covers her divorce and her love affair with Morton Fullerton, as well as her friendships with writer Henry James and art critic Bernard Berenson. Also documented is the well-organized war relief for WW I refugees that Wharton established in Paris. Photos. Reader's Subscription Book Service alternate.
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