About this book
Hermione Lee's acclaimed biography of Edith Wharton is now published in paperback, and it offers a rich and powerful portrait of her, overturning accepted views and revealing her as a tough, erotically brave and startlingly modern writer. Lee is particularly strong in discussing Wharton's work, draws on new material emphasising Wharton's links with Europe, and places her in her social and historical context. 'A magnificent and subtle biography of a magnificent and subtle writer' "Sunday Telegraph"
Edith Wharton was a fiercely modern author, writing of sex, love, money and war - a woman of strong convictions and conflicting ambitions and desires. Delving into various aspects of her extraordinary life story, this book shows in detail how she worked and what lies at the heart of her works.