Wharton, Edith 1862-1937
Most widely held works about Edith Wharton
Most widely held works by Edith Wharton
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton ( Book )
392 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 6,287 libraries worldwide
On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondrialcal wife Zeena. When Zeena's young cousin Mattie Silver is left destitute, and only place she can go is Ethan's farm. An embittered and man and an enchanting young woman meeting in such circumstances unleash predictable consequences as passions are aroused between the three protagonists.
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton ( Book )
432 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in 21 languages and held by 5,967 libraries worldwide
An elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York. In the highest circle of New York social life during the 1870's, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, prepares to marry the docile May Welland. Before their engagement is announced, he meets May's cousin, the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska, who has returned to New York after a long absence.
The house of mirth by Edith Wharton ( Book )
304 editions published between 1905 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 5,665 libraries worldwide
The tragic story of a beautiful young woman caught up in the shallow and corrupt world of New York society at the turn of the century, where wealth and social status are everything.
The custom of the country by Edith Wharton ( Book )
106 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,199 libraries worldwide
Undine Spragg, selfish and spoiled, determines to gain admittance into turn-of-the-century New York society.
The buccaneers : a novel by Edith Wharton ( Book )
50 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,007 libraries worldwide
Wealthy young American girls visit England and lay siege to the hearts of members of the nobility.
Summer by Edith Wharton ( Book )
120 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,960 libraries worldwide
Charity Royall enjoys an idyllic summer romance with visiting architect Lucius Harvey.
The reef by Edith Wharton ( Book )
95 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,664 libraries worldwide
American lady in France discovers that the man she is about to marry has had an affair with her daughter's governess.
The glimpses of the moon by Edith Wharton ( Book )
66 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,619 libraries worldwide
Nick Lansing and Susy Branch agree to marry and spend a year or so sponging off their wealthy friends, but if either should find someone else who can advance them socially, they're each free to dissolve the marriage.
Novels by Edith Wharton ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 2,495 libraries worldwide
Novellas and other writings by Edith Wharton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 2,399 libraries worldwide
The second Edith Wharton volume in The Library of America series contains five tales of Edith Wharton along with her autobiography and a previously unpublished autobiographical fragment.
The children by Edith Wharton ( Book )
41 editions published between 1928 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,942 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old Judy is determined to keep her brothers and sisters together despite her parents problems.
A backward glance by Edith Wharton ( Book )
55 editions published between 1933 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,934 libraries worldwide
Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton ( Book )
52 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,923 libraries worldwide
Madame de Treymes follows the fortunes of two Americans in Paris: Fanny Frisbee, unhappily married to a Frenchman, and John Durham, a childhood friend, who hopes to win her for himself instead. Here also are the novellas "Sanctuary" and "Bunner Sisters."
The touchstone by Edith Wharton ( Book )
62 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,913 libraries worldwide
A young lawyer sells a package of love letters written to him over the years by a distinguished novelist to raise money to pay for his wedding to another woman. His secret comes back to haunt him and, when he confesses to his wife, their marriage is reduced to resigned coexistence.
Hudson river bracketed by Edith Wharton ( Book )
33 editions published between 1929 and 1998 in English and French and held by 1,844 libraries worldwide
Set in the 1920s, Hudson River Bracketed is an examination of the artistic process as well as the complex, complicated relationships among men and women as they fall in love and challenge traditional assumptions about marriage, divorce, and careers.
Old New York by Edith Wharton ( Book )
53 editions published between 1924 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 1,720 libraries worldwide
Four short tales revealing the tensions of those who lived behind the fine facade of New York society in the mid-nineteenth century.
The mother's recompense by Edith Wharton ( Book )
31 editions published between 1925 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,549 libraries worldwide
Opening on the French Riviera among a motley community of American expatriates, The Mother's Recompense tells the story of Kate Clephane and her reluctant return to New York society after being exiled years before for abandoning her husband and infant daughter. Oddly enough, Kate has been summoned back by that same daughter, Anne, now fully grown and intent on marrying Chris Fenno, a war hero, dilettante, and social opportunist. Chris's questionable intentions toward her daughter are, however, the least of Kate's worries since she was once, and still is, deeply in love with him. Kate's moral quandary and the ensuing drama evoke comparison with Oedipus and Hamlet and lead to an ending that startled the mores of the day.
The ghost stories of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton ( Book )
25 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,512 libraries worldwide
Contains eleven tales of the supernatural by the ninteenth century American author.
A son at the front by Edith Wharton ( Book )
24 editions published between 1922 and 2000 in English and French and held by 1,456 libraries worldwide
Story about American painter John Compton, whose only child, George, is called to duty in World War I. As Compton and his ex-wife bicker about protecting their son, George transfers to the front lines and is killed in battle. His parents are devastated, but artist Compton experiences an epiphany in his view of war.
The decoration of houses by Edith Wharton ( Book )
42 editions published between 1897 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 libraries worldwide
"The wave of recent attention to Edith Wharton as an arbiter of taste and correct usage in the making of domestic interior rooms and to Ogden Codman, Jr., as a revivalist architect of the first rank has made their reputations in those fields seem more secure than ever." "Yet the original text of The Decoration of Houses continues without revision as an authentic classic; it can be argued that this book is the most important of its kind ever published. Its carefully reasoned chapters on such aspects of house interiors as fireplaces, ceilings and floors, halls and stairs, are of greatest value to professionals and serious amateurs concerned with interiors." "This revised edition of "Wharton-Codman" includes several new features appended to the original text which indicate that the ideals of the authors have a lively continuing tradition - not only in private homes but in important new public interiors. In his introduction, Henry Hope Reed assays the current importance of The Decoration of Houses. And in a revealing and useful adaptation of a classroom lecture, the architect Alvin Holm carefully advises students (and others who may use this book) as to the best employment of The Decoration of Houses as a textbook."--Jacket.
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Edith Wharton 1862-1937
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Gouorton, Intith, 1862-1937
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Newbold Jones, Edith
Newbold Jones, Edith 1862-1937
Olivieri, David, 1862-1937
Uorton, Ėdit 1862-1937
Wharton, E. N. (Edith Newbold), 1862-1937
Wharton, Edith N. 1862-1937
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Wharton, Edith Newbold Jones, 1862-1937
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