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History & Criticism
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    Anita Brookner,Edith Wharton
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    Carroll & Graf Pub; 2nd ed. edition (April 1998)
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Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper class New York "aristocracy" to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.

Vol. 1. Ed. Anita Brookner. New York : Carroll & Graf, 1988. Women Writers of the Short Story: A Collection of Critical Essays.

Shelves: fiction, tbr-list. Also, if you haven't read Wharton's ghost stories, you're missing out, particularly in the Halloween season.

These early stories include Wharton's characteristic social satire and her keen insights into sexual relationships. Volume 2 features the novellas "Roman Fever" and "Bunner Sisters," as well as several of her stories about World War I, including "The Marne" and "Writing a War Story. These stories capture Wharton's mastery at characterization and the maturity of her reflections on society. Novelist Howard (Grace Abounding) selected the contents and wrote the notes for each volume.

Anita Brookner was born in London, England on July 16, 1928

She wrote novels of manners about the old New York society from which she came, but her attitude was consistently critical. Anita Brookner was born in London, England on July 16, 1928. She received a BA in history from King's College London in 1949 and a doctorate in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 1953.

Her short stories are amazing and enlightning. Teen and Young Adult. Literature & Fiction. Mystery & Thriller.

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This Library of America collection (along with its companion volume, Collected Stories: 1911–1937) presents the finest of Wharton's achievement in short fiction, drawn from the more than eighty stories she published over the course of her career.

Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist Edith Wharton is best known for her novels that illuminated privileged life in the 19th century, such as The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth.

In addition to her award-winning novels, she also wrote poetry and short stories. Collected here are some of her best works of short fiction, including: "The Eyes," a famous ghost story; "The Daunt Diana," which tells about the love of art; "The Moving Finger," an eerie story about a man clinging to his wife's memory; and "The Debt," a story of loyalty.

This work is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.

She is of course justly famous as a novelist, but she had two other extremely influential careers, both as one of the foremost interior decorators of her time and as a brilliant garden-maker. Her novels are still extremely popular but her short stories are also superb. This comprehensive collection is not for shallow dipping or a quick read, she is far too dense a stylist and her characters and situation are far too complex not to give her your entire attention. But she repays the effort handsomely. What a delight this book is to have around this summer, furnishing an escape into the vanished world of wealth and position in the first three decades of the last century, brilliantly observed and fascinatingly told, these stories shine like polished gemstones.
Edith Wharton is one of the best writers, ever! Her short stories draw the reader in and keep them spellbound!
I was expecting all the stories but it doesn't matter, the stories are terrific!
This collection of stories is a treasure for those who love the works of Edith Wharton. Her short stories are amazing and enlightning. This book does a wonderufl job of collecting some of the most well known and loved short stories of Edith Wharton...
These well written stories combine manners, humor, and pathos. Most deal with the woman's role in society as it pertains to marriage at the turn of the century and into the 20's and 30's. Her perspectives on society have some relevance for any time.Very extensive vocabulary for someone who had no formal schooling.