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Published: 01 October 2015

208 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198709985

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Edith Wharton
Edited by Laura Rattray

Oxford World's Classics

  • Regarded by Wharton as one of her best works, Summer is the 'hot' counterpart to Wharton's winter novel, Ethan Frome, and is just as memorable
  • Set in New England, Summer features a strong female protagonist who is very different from the polished heroines of Wharton's most famous novels, and a compelling plot of sexual awakening
  • The only edition to reprint Wharton's preferred text, the first UK edition, which corrected numerous errors in the first US edition
  • Laura Rattray's introduction considers Wharton's challenge to the conventions of romantic love and her social criticism of the limited options open to women, as well as the disturbing motifs of incest and sexual abuse
  • Up-to-date bibliography and notes informed by the latest scholarship