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Edith Wharton Abroad: Selected Travel Writings, 1888-1920 Paperback – October, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr (October 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786206055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786206056
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,753,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Edith Wharton was one who gave leisure and education a good name. Writing lucidly, charmingly, and intelligently of cruising the Greek isles, staying in Italian villas, and visiting a sultan's palace in Morocco, she sets a civilized pace and tone. In Italian Backgrounds, Wharton asks, "Is it, in short, ever well to be elsewhere when one might be in Italy?" To which I reply, is it ever well to be reading someone else when one might be reading Edith Wharton? --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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American novelist Wharton and her pal, American expatriate novelist Henry James, both traveled widely and wrote exquisitely about it. James' travel writing has been excerpted as well as gathered whole in lots of places; Wharton's, however, isn't so easily tracked down. This helpful anthology is a sampling of her seven travel works written over a 30-year period, all of which live up to editor Wright's assertion that "Wharton's genius as novelist and travel writer lay in seeing her subject clearly and having at hand the words to express what she saw." From France to Italy to Morocco to a Mediterranean cruise, Wharton came, saw, and conquered with brilliantly evocative prose. The book will have most appeal to the travel enthusiast who also claims a love of literature. Brad Hooper --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Yoyo on May 2, 2001
Format: Paperback
Dude, this book is cool. its, like, really interesting and stuff and it makes me wanna go to italy. i bet italy is pretty cool from the descriptions. but thats just what i think, and i dont do it that often really. Hey, e-mail me if you have suggestions of good books or anything really. Bye!!
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