Edith Wharton: A Biography by R. W. B. Lewis

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.

The 7618th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 43

Since this book was first published in 1975, there is a penalty of 1.6%. The age adjusted score is 42.31.

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