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The Descent Of Man And Other Stories

by Edith Wharton

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Here in one volume is a treasure trove of Edith Wharton\'s short fiction. The Descent of Man, and Other Stories features sophisticated tales that appeared in Scribner\'s, Cosmopolitan, Collier\'s, and other fashionable publications. Also in this volume is the novella Madame De Treymes, the story of an American woman in the unpleasant thrall of a French aristocrat. A scintillating collection of entertaining and insightful reading from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Age of Innocence. Newly designed and typeset in a modern 6-by-9-inch format by Waking Lion Press.

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On the ground of immorality. The Bishop evaded her startled gaze. "Such a thing is inconceivable to you, of course; but I am only repeating what my publisher tells me. If, for instance, a critic could be induced -- I mean, if a critic were to be found, who called in question the morality of my heroine in sacrificing her own health and that of her idiot sisters in order to put up a memorial window to her grandfather, it would probably raise a general controversy in the newspapers.

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American author EDITH WHARTON (1862-1937) was born into a wealthy New York family and made a career of criticizing and satirizing her own high society in fiction. Her best-known novels include The House of Mirth (1905), Ethan Frome (1911), and The Age of Innocence (1920), which won the Pulitzer Prize.



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