Paperback 863pp Illustrated
9781845952013   Product Code: 23265
Born in 1862 during the American Civil War, Edith Wharton broke away from her wealthy background, travelled adventurously in Europe and eventually settled in France. In Paris at the outbreak of the First World War, Wharton devoted herself to war-work for the French and remained in France until her death in 1937. Hermione Lee's biography delves into every aspect of the writer's extraordinary life, with the emphasis on Europe rather than the moneyed New York society of her novels.