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Summer

a novel

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This edition was published in by D. Appleton and Company in New York.

Written in English

290 pages

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

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2015, Oxford World's Classics (Oxford University Press)
Paperback in English
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Summer
Apr 17, 2014, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
paperback
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Summer
2010, Penguin USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
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Summer, a novel
2010, Kessinger Publishing
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Summer
September 6, 2007, Book Jungle
Paperback in English
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Summer (Large Print Edition)
March 8, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Summer
March 21, 2007, Neeland Media LLC
Paperback in English
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Summer
Dec 26, 2007, Bantam Classics
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Summer
September 11, 2007, IndyPublish
Hardcover in English
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Summer
March 8, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Summer
September 11, 2007, IndyPublish
Paperback in English
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Summer: Library Edition (Classic Collection)
June 2006, Blackstone Audiobooks
MP3 CD in English - MP3 Una edition
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Summer
October 1, 2006, Aegypan
Paperback in English
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Summer
2006, Barnes & Noble
in English
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Summer
September 1, 2006, Aegypan
Hardcover in English
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Summer
April 5, 2006, Thorndike Press
Hardcover in English - Lrg edition
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Summer
August 30, 2006, Echo Library
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Summer
June 30, 2006, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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Summer
November 3, 2006, Hard Press
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Summer (Thrift Edition)
September 15, 2006, Dover Publications
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Summer
June 30, 2006, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Summer: Classic Collection (Classic Collection) [UNABRIDGED] (Classic Collection)
May 15, 2006, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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Summer
September 1, 2006, Cosimo Classics
Paperback in English
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Summer: Classic Collection (Classic Collection) [UNABRIDGED]
May 15, 2006, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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Summer
January 30, 2005, Digireads.com
Paperback in English
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Summer
March 2005, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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Summer
March 2005, IndyPublish.com
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Summer
2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
E-book in English
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Summer
June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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Summer
December 2003, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Summer
December 2003, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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Summer
November 2002, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Summer
November 2002, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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Summer
July 2000, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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Summer
January 1999, Reprint Services Corp
Library Binding
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Summer
1998, Scribner Paperback Fiction
in English - 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed.
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Summer
March 1997, Amereon Ltd
Hardcover in English
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Summer
1996, G.K. Hall
in English
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Summer
1996, G.K. Hall, Chivers
in English
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Summer
1995, Barnes & Noble Books
in English
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Estio
December 1995, Grijalbo
Paperback in Spanish / español
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Sommer
January 1, 1994, Piper, Mchn.
Paperback
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Summer
June 1994, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio cassette in English
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Summer
1993, Penguin Books
in English
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Summer (Bantam Classics)
July 1, 1993, Bantam Classics
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Summer
January 1, 1993, Signet Classics
in English
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Summer
1993, Signet Classic
in English
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Summer
December 1992, Books in Motion
Audio Cassette in English
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Summer
June 1991, Borgo Pr
Hardcover in English
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Eté
April 1, 1989, 10-18
Mass Market Paperback in French / français
Cover of: Summer (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
Summer (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
September 1987, Audio Book Contractors
Audio cassette in English
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Summer
1987, Collier Books
in English - 1st Collier Books ed.
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Summer
May 15, 1983, Berkley
in English
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Summer
May 1, 1981, Berkley
in English
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Summer: a novel
1980, Harper & Row
in English
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Summer: a novel
1980, Perennial Library
in English - 1st Perennial Library ed.
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Summer: a novel
1980, Perennial Library
in English - 1st Perennial Library ed.
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Summer: a novel.
1970, Scholarly Press
in English
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Summer.
1964, Scribner
in English
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Summer
1917, D. Appleton and Company
in English
Cover of: Summer, a novel.
Summer, a novel.
1917, Appleton
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Summer, a novel
1917, Appleton
in English
Cover of: Summer; a novel
Summer; a novel
1917, D. Appleton and company
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Summer: a novel
1917, D. Appleton and Company
in English
Cover of: Summer (The Collected Works of Edith Wharton - 43 Volumes)
Summer (The Collected Works of Edith Wharton - 43 Volumes)
Publish date unknown, Classic Publishers
Library binding in English
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Summer: a novel
Publish date unknown, Harper & Row
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Summer.
Publisher unknown

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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

Summer

a novel

This edition was published in by D. Appleton and Company in New York.


Classifications

Library of Congress
PZ3.W555 Su, PS3545.H16 Su

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6599236M
Internet Archive
summeranovel00compgoog
LC Control Number
17017516
OCLC/WorldCat
297315

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