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No Gifts from Chance

No Gifts from Chance


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About the Book

The first new biography of America's foremost woman of letters in twenty years, No Gifts from Chance presents an Edith Wharton for our times. Far from the emotionally withdrawn and neurasthenic victim of earlier portraits, she is revealed here as an ambitious, disciplined, and self-determined woman who fashioned life to her own desires. Drawing on government records, legal and medical documents, and recently opened collections of Wharton's letters, Shari Benstock's biography offers new information on what have been called the key mysteries of her life: the question of her paternity, her troubled relations with her mother and older brothers, her marriage to manic-depressive Teddy Wharton, and her extramarital affair with Morton Fullerton.
About the Author: Shari Benstock is Professor of English at the University of Miami (Florida).


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780292702745
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publisher Imprint: University of Texas Press
  • Depth: 31
  • Height: 234 mm
  • No of Pages: 546
  • Series Title: Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture
  • Sub Title: A Biography of Edith Wharton
  • Width: 152 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0292702744
  • Publisher Date: 01 Mar 2004
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 31 mm
  • Weight: 784 gr


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