Born in 1862 into the New York elite, Edith Wharton spent much of her early childhood in the old world of Europe. She returned at the age of ten to what seems like exile in her native country but eventually settled in France, where she lived for the rest of her life.
Originally published in 1934 'A Backward Glance' tells the story of an artist, a woman who constructed a life for herself through the writing of fiction. It also describes the cataclysmic upheaval of the Great War, and offers beautiful evocations of the places of Wharton's past and brilliantly-drawn portraits of her friends, from Theodore Roosevelt to Henry James.
The most comprehensive paperback edition available, with introduction and chronology of Wharton's life and times.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 1993
- 125 x 197mm