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  • The House of Mirthby Edith Wharton; Martha Banta

    OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.01

    Since its publication in 1905 The House of Mirth has commanded attention for the sharpness of Wharton's observations and the power of her style. Its heroine, Lily Bart, is beautiful, poor, and unmarried at 29. In her search for a husband with money and position she betrays her own heart and sows the seeds of the tragedy that finally overwhelms her.The... more...

  • The Age of Innocenceby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    In her 1920 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton depicts with humor, wisdom and elegance the restrictions of life in the highest echelons of Old New York society. When the lovely and enigmatic Countess Olenska enters the social scene, Newland Archer?s world is changed forever. Newland is forced to choose between his... more...

  • The Bunner Sistersby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    The Bunner Sisters (1892) takes place in a shabby neighborhood in New York City. The two Bunner sisters, Ann Eliza the elder, and Evelina the younger, keep a small shop selling artificial flowers and small handsewn articles to Stuyvesant Square's 'female population'. Ann Eliza gives Evelina a clock for her birthday. The clock leads the sisters to... more...

  • The House of Mirthby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    A novel of the aristocratic society of New York in the early 1900's, 'The House of Mirth' is concerned with the personal tragedy of Lily Bart, the beautiful, luxury-loving but intelligent heroine who is broken by the standards of her era. First published in 1905, it was Edith Wharton's first outstanding successful novel. more...

  • The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Volume Twoby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    One of the major figures in American literary history, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was the author of more than 40 works, inluding novels, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. The second volume includes the following short stories: 'Afterward', 'The Fulness of Life', 'A Venetian Night's Entertainment', 'Xingu', 'The Verdict', 'The Reckoning', and... more...

  • The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Volume Oneby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    One of the major figures in American literary history, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was the author of more than 40 works, inluding novels, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. The first volume includes the following short stories: 'Kerfol', 'Mrs. Manstey's View', 'The Bolted Door', 'The Dilettante', 'The House of the Dead Hand', and various poems. more...

  • Summerby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    One of Wharton's first novels to deal frankly with a young woman's sexual awakening, Summer created a sensation when it was published in 1917. Praised for its realism and candor by such writers as Joseph Conrad and Henry James, it is now considered a classic of American and women's literature. more...

  • The Glimpses of the Moonby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Set in the 1920s The Glimpses of the Moon is a charming story about finding your one true love. It is the story of Nick and Susy who have all of the right connections but lack funds. They concoct a plan to marry and to use their wedding presents to better their financial position and to give them both opportunity to remarry for money. more...

  • The Reefby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Anna Leath is a young widow, an American living in France. Behind her lies an arid marriage and a life deeply influenced by the rigid code of Old New York. The novel opens as Anna awaits a new and fuller life. A chance encounter in London with George Darrow, the first love of her youth, has left her awakened, disturbed, filled with new hope. more...

  • The Touchstoneby Edith Wharton

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Stephen Glennard, a young lawyer, sells a package of love letters written to him over the years by distinguished novelist Margaret Aubyn, to raise money to pay for a forthcoming wedding to another woman. After the wedding, his secret comes back to haunt him and, when he confesses to his wife, their marriage is reduced to resigned coexistence. more...