“BUT I AM BORN HAPPY EVERY MORNING”: FIRST EDITION OF EDITH WHARTON’S A BACKWARD GLANCE

  • A Backward Glance: Reminiscences by Edith Wharton.
  • A Backward Glance: Reminiscences by Edith Wharton.

A Backward Glance: Reminiscences by Edith Wharton.

$300.00

Item Number: 3156

New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1934.

First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Bookplates to the inner gutter, near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a few small closed tears and light wear to the spine.

A Backward Glance is Edith Wharton's vivid account of both her public and her private life. With richness and delicacy, it describes the old New York society in which Wharton spent her youth, and chronicles her travels throughout Europe and her literary success as an adult. It also depicts her friendships with many of the most celebrated artists and writers of her day, including her close friend Henry James.

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