|Plot Summary of Edith Wharton: A Biography|
|"Lewis' biography of the American novelist takes her from her childhood among the social elite of New York to her household in Lennox, Mass and to her expatriation in France for much of her life.
The book focuses on her unhappy marriage and eventual separation while still supporting her spendthrift husband, her relations with other men, her friendship with Henry James, and her medical work in the first World War. Lewis also spends a good deal of time talking about her novels as well.
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Edith Wharton: A Biography|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- A lot 11-15 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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