Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. She combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous, incisive novels and short stories of social and psychological insight. In addition to writing several respected novels, she produced a wealth of short stories and is particularly well regarded for her ghost stories. She first began inventing stories when she was six. She would walk around the living room holding a book while reciting her story. In 1873, she wrote a short story and gave it to her mother to read. Her mother criticized the story, so Wharton decided to just write poetry. Before she was fifteen, she wrote Fast and Loose (1877). In her youth, she wrote about society. Her central themes came from her experiences with her parents. She was very critical of her own work and would write public reviews criticizing it. She also wrote about her own experiences with life.Présentation de l'éditeur :
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Description du livre Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. État : New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from Tales of Men and Ghosts Hubert Granice, pacing the length of his pleasant lamp-lit library, paused to compare his watch with the clock on the chimney-piece. Three minutes to eight. In exactly three minutes Mr. Peter Ascham, of the eminent legal firm ad Ascham and Pettilow, would have his punctual hand on the door-bell of the flat. It was confirmed that to reflect that Ascham was so punctual - the suspense was beginning to make his host nervous. And the sound of the door-bell would be the beginning of the end-after that there d be no going back, by God - no going back! Granice resumed his pacing. Each time he reached the end of the room opposite the door he caught his reflection in the Florentine mirror above the fine old credence he had picked up at Dijon - saw himself spare, quick-moving, carefully brushrdand dressed, but furrowed, gray abut the temples, with a stoop which he corrected by a spasmodic straightening of the shoulders whenever a glass confronted him: a tires middle-aged man, baffled, beaten, worn out. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. N° de réf. du libraire AAV9781331253402
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