The Hermit and the Wild Woman, and Other Stories.

"The stillness seemed to enclose him with wings, to fold him away from life and evil": First edition of Edith Wharton's The Hermit and the Wild Woman

The Hermit and the Wild Woman, and Other Stories.

WHARTON, Edith.

$125.00

Item Number: 109987

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908.

First edition of this collection of early short stories by Wharton. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, top edge gilt. In near fine condition.

American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and designer Edith Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper class New York "aristocracy" to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. In 1921, she was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The Hermit and the Wild Woman includes The Last Asset, In Trust, The Pretext, The Verdict, The Pot-Boiler, and The Best Man.

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