Books by Edith Wharton

THE UNCOLLECTED CRITICAL WRITINGS by Edith Wharton
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Some of these pieces admirably display Wharton's high cultural standards, incisive critical eye, and conservative literary tastes, but many are works only the most devoted Whartonian would need to read."
Cleaning out the Wharton attic, Wegener (Literature/Baruch Coll.) has assembled a jumble sale of her nonfiction, with a few notable finds amid the lumber. Read full book review >
THE GLIMPSES OF THE MOON by Edith Wharton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"As Wharton tells their story, the sharp irony of both her prose and her characters bleeds into pools of true feeling."
Long out of print, Wharton's novel opens with a sentence that seems to have been written for the opening voice-over of a movie: ``It rose for them—their honey-moon—over the waters of a lake so famed as the scene of romantic raptures that they were rather proud of not having been afraid to choose it as the setting of their own.'' But Nick and Susy Lansing, each suffering from a genteel lack of money, have married out of convenience rather than romantic rapture. Read full book review >
THE BUCCANEERS by Edith Wharton
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Not entirely knitted together—some awfully vivid characters just drop from sight—but, still, this is wonderful to read. (First printing of 50,000; Book-of-the-Month Dual Selection)"
A major novel of manners, three-fifths completed at the time of Wharton's death in 1937 and published as a fragment in 1938, has now been finished with impressive spirit and skill by Wharton scholar Marion Mainwaring. Read full book review >