Wednesday, July 11, 2012

AbeBooks: The Talented Mrs. Edith Wharton

Italian Villas and Their Gardens by Edith WhartonAbeBooks: The Talented Mrs. Edith Wharton: Did you know Edith Wharton was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction? Did you know she was born into America’s social elite and yet much of her writing was critical of the privileged classes? Did you know she wrote dozens of short stories? Did you know she designed and oversaw the construction of a 113-acre mansion where she could garden and write in peace?

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