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Edith Wharton was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature. She was born Edith Newbold Jones to a wealthy New York family, and first gained attention for several influential design books including her first published work, The Decoration of Houses (1897). In 1901 she built The Mount, in Lenox, Massachusetts. There she wrote The House of Mirth (1905) and the Pulitzer Prize winning The Age of Innocence (1920). She entertained authors, and Henry James was a close personal friend. In addition to her famous novels, Wharton wrote at least 85 short stories. She was a highly regarded garden designer and wrote the classic design book Italian Villas and Their Gardens (1904). Wharton in part helped chronicle New York’s upper-class and their vanishing world in the first part of the 20th century.
Description: Hard bound in red cloth with gilt titles. True first edition published September, 1908. Collected short stories. A nice clean copy with only the most minor sun fading to spine edge. Scarce!
Bookseller Inventory # 13737
The Hermit & the Wild Woman
Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
Publication Date: 1908
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Edition: First Edition
· Category: Recently Sold ·