No Gifts from Chance: A Biography of Edith Wharton

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University of Texas Press, Jun 25, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 575 pages
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A biography of the noted author, tracing her evolution from shy debutante to the social chronicler of her age.

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Review: No Gifts From Chance: A Biography Of Edith Wharton (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series)

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For the Wharton fanatic. Well-researched and mostly well-written, it is just too detailed for any but the devotee. Read full review

Review: No Gifts From Chance: A Biography Of Edith Wharton (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series)

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Wharton's life, though full of privledge and wealth, was far more complex than I knew before reading her biography. Her work in Europe during the Great War alone is enough to make this biography worth the read. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

SHARI BENSTOCK is Professor of English at the University of Miami (Florida).

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