fadedpage.com

FP now includes 4874 eBooks in its collection.

  main page


The Descent of Man, and Other Stories

Cover Image

Book Details

Title:The Descent of Man, and Other Stories
Author:
Wharton, Edith   
(6 of 22 for author by title)
Ethan Frome
The Custom of the Country
Published:   1904
Publisher:Charles Scribner's Sons
Tags:fiction, short stories
Description:

“The Descent of Man and Other Stories” is Edith Wharton's third collection of short fiction.

The book contains a collection of nine stories, including:

—The Descent of Man

—The Other Two

—Expiation

—The Lady’s Maid’s Bell

—The Mission of Jane

—The Reckoning

—The Dilettante

—The Quicksand

—A Venetian Night’s Entertainment

Note there are two versions of this collection, this version does not include “The Letter” which was included in the MacMillan edition. [Suggest a different description.]

Downloads:159
Pages:178 Info

Author Bio for Wharton, Edith

Author Image

Edith Wharton (born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous, incisive novels and short stories of social and psychological insight. She was well acquainted with many of her era's other literary and public figures, including Theodore Roosevelt.

The Age of Innocence (1920) won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for literature, making Wharton the first woman to win the award. The three fiction judges—literary critic Stuart Pratt Sherman, literature professor Robert Morss Lovett, and novelist Hamlin Garland—voted to give the prize to Sinclair Lewis for his satire Main Street, but Columbia University’s advisory board, led by conservative university president Nicholas Murray Butler, overturned their decision and awarded the prize to The Age of Innocence.

Many of Wharton's novels are characterized by a subtle use of dramatic irony. Having grown up in upper-class, late-nineteenth-century society, Wharton became one of its most astute critics, in such works as The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence.--Wikipedia.

Available Formats

UTF-8 text   20161113.txt
HTML20161113.html
Epub20161113.epubIf you cannot open a .mobi file on your mobile device, please use .epub with an appropriate eReader.
Mobi/Kindle20161113.mobiInfoNot all Kindles or Kindle apps open all .mobi files.
PDF (tablet)20161113-a5.pdf
HTML Zip20161113-h.zip

This book is in the public domain in Canada, and is made available to you DRM-free. You may do whatever you like with this book, but mostly we hope you will read it.

Here at FadedPage and our companion site Distributed Proofreaders Canada, we pride ourselves on producing the best ebooks you can find. Please tell us about any errors you have found in this book, or in the information on this page about this book.