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Summer (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Summer (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Author: Edith Wharton
ISBN 13: 9780140186796
ISBN 10: 140186794
Edition: 59329th
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1993-08-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $12.00

American author best known for her novels about the upper-class society into which she was born. This remains what some consider her finest work and was one of the author's personal favorites. Best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning Age of Innocence (1920) and her long tale Ethan Frome (1911) this work was praised for its realism and candor in depicting a young woman's sexual awakening. Eighteen year old, proud and independent Charity Royall is portrayed as a thoroughly contemporary woman.

Library Journal

Though Summer is not out of print, the September film release of Martin Scorsese's production of Wharton's The Age of Innocence is bound to have caused a renewed interest in all her books. Bantam's edition is the least expensive offering of this title currently on the market.