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The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton

A Biography
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Edith Wharton, author of Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth, and other acclaimed novels, was born into a wealthy family. Beginning in childhood, Edith found ways to escape from society's and her family's expectations and follow an unconventional, creative path. Unhappily married and eventually divorced, she surrounded herself with male friends. She spent much of her life in Paris and was recognized by the French government for her generosity and hard work during World War I. Her literary and personal life, her witty and incisive correspondence, her fondness for automobiles and small dogs--all are detailed in this warm and sparkling account of a woman well ahead of her time.
Authors: Wooldridge, Connie Nordhielm
Title: The brave escape of Edith Wharton
a biography
Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books, 2010
Characteristics: 184 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Summary: Edith Wharton, author of Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth, and other acclaimed novels, was born into a wealthy family. Beginning in childhood, Edith found ways to escape from society's and her family's expectations and follow an unconventional, creative path. Unhappily married and eventually divorced, she surrounded herself with male friends. She spent much of her life in Paris and was recognized by the French government for her generosity and hard work during World War I. Her literary and personal life, her witty and incisive correspondence, her fondness for automobiles and small dogs--all are detailed in this warm and sparkling account of a woman well ahead of her time.
ISBN: 0547236301
9780547236308
Statement of Responsibility: by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Authors, American 20th century Biography Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
Topical Term: Authors, American
LCCN: 2009033574
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