Edith Wharton A Biography Author:R.W.B. Lewis This book is 1 in a set of 4 published. This Pulitzer Prize-winning biography recreates Edith Wharton's passionate, energetic life as brilliantly as it describes her literary achievements. Here is Edith Wharton as debutante in old New York, as young wife of Teddy Wharton, as designer of her home in Lenox, Massachusettsss, as indefatigable trave... more »ler and brilliant hostess, as American in exile, as scholar, humanitarian and above all, as writer. Here, to, is Morton Fullerton, the great love of her life, and her luminous friends, Henry James, Bernard Berenson, Theodore Roosevelt, Walter Berry and Henry Adams, among others. And Lewis's sensitive discussion of the whole of Wharton's oeuvre--novels, stories, plays, essays and poetry--shows the depth both of her exploration of her life and times and of her contribution to American Letters.