Cover of: Summer | Edith Wharton

About the Book

Summer, Edith Wharton wrote to Gaillard Lapsley, "is known to its author and her familars as the Hot Ethan." One of the first American novels to deal frankly with a young woman's sexual awakening, it was a publishing sensation when it appeared in 1917, praised by Joseph Conrad, Howard Sturgis, and Percy Lubbock, and favorably compared to Madame Bovary. Like its predecessor, Ethan Frome, it is set in the Berkshires, but the season is summer and the story is that of Charity Royall, a New Englander of humble origins -- passionate, forthright, and proud -- and her torrid affair with Lucius Harney, an artistically inclined young man from the city. A novel that "breaks, or stretches, many conventions of women's romantic love stories and in the process creates a new picture of female sexuality," as Marilyn French writes in her introduction, Summer is "a clamorous and ecstatic affirmation of the joy of sexual love no matter what it costs." Bold in conception, rich in imagery, and provocative by implication, it was one of Edith Wharton's personal favorites, and stands as one of her greatest novelistic achievements

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.52
Library of Congress
PS3545.H16 S86 1998

The Physical Object

Pagination
255 p. ;
Number of pages
255

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL355964M
Internet Archive
summerwhar00whar
ISBN 10
0684842580
LC Control Number
98015766
Library Thing
46485
Goodreads
1346580
Borrow

Download ebook for print-disabled Download Protected DAISY


Prefer the physical book? Check nearby libraries with:


Buy this book

Amazon $2.95 (used)
Better World Books $4.48 (used)

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS
November 20, 2018 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
November 20, 2018 Edited by Lisa Update covers
July 10, 2018 Edited by Mn reader Description of contents added
August 30, 2011 Edited by ImportBot import new book
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Initial record created, from Scriblio MARC record.