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Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee
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Nov 19, 13

bookshelves: unshelved, literary-biography

Wharton herself would surely appreciate the craft and fastidious comprehensiveness of this book, which mirrors her own approach to art and life. It does go overboard just a little, such as when Lee lists just about every wine in Wharton's cellar, but otherwise the author does a splendid job of turning years of research into a brilliantly interesting story of a highly eventful life. A perfect example of a biographer who is worthy of her subject.

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