R. W. B. Lewis

R. W. B. Lewis (1917–2002) was an acclaimed American literary scholar and critic, known for his work on American Renaissance literature. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography and the National Book Critics Circle Award for his biography of Edith Wharton, titled 'Edith Wharton: A Biography,' published in 1975. Lewis was a professor emeritus at Yale University and contributed significantly to the study of American literature.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. Edith Wharton: A Biography

    This biography provides a detailed account of the life of renowned American author Edith Wharton. It explores her privileged upbringing in New York, her tumultuous marriage, her complex relationships, and her successful writing career. The narrative also delves into her experiences living abroad in France during World War I, her humanitarian efforts, and her eventual recognition as the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The book offers a comprehensive insight into Wharton's life, her works and the society she lived in, painting a vivid picture of a woman ahead of her time.