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Book Title: Relatos de fantasmas|
The author of the book: Edith Wharton
Edition: Alianza Editorial
Date of issue: 2010
ISBN 13: 9788420664347
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Autora de importantes novelas, como «La edad de la inocencia», EDITH WHARTON (1862-1937) desplegó plenamente su talento narrativo en el relato corto, del que constituyen una inmejorable muestra estos once RELATOS DE FANTASMAS que se abren con un cuento publicado en 1904 («La campanilla de la doncella») y concluyen con otro escrito poco antes de su fallecimiento («El día de difuntos»). La inquietante atmósfera común a todos ellos, proveniente, quizá, del «mundo poblado de horrores sin forma» propio de la infancia de la autora, confirma una vez más que todos los humanos conservan un instinto de lo espectral que les permite asomarse en cualquier lugar y momento a dimensiones ocultas de la realidad.
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Read information about the authorEdith Newbold Jones was born into such wealth and privilege that her family inspired the phrase "keeping up with the Joneses." The youngest of three children, Edith spent her early years touring Europe with her parents and, upon the family's return to the United States, enjoyed a privileged childhood in New York and Newport, Rhode Island. Edith's creativity and talent soon became obvious: By the age of eighteen she had written a novella, (as well as witty reviews of it) and published poetry in the Atlantic Monthly.
After a failed engagement, Edith married a wealthy sportsman, Edward Wharton. Despite similar backgrounds and a shared taste for travel, the marriage was not a success. Many of Wharton's novels chronicle unhappy marriages, in which the demands of love and vocation often conflict with the expectations of society. Wharton's first major novel, The House of Mirth, published in 1905, enjoyed considerable literary success. Ethan Frome appeared six years later, solidifying Wharton's reputation as an important novelist. Often in the company of her close friend, Henry James, Wharton mingled with some of the most famous writers and artists of the day, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, André Gide, Sinclair Lewis, Jean Cocteau, and Jack London.
In 1913 Edith divorced Edward. She lived mostly in France for the remainder of her life. When World War I broke out, she organized hostels for refugees, worked as a fund-raiser, and wrote for American publications from battlefield frontlines. She was awarded the French Legion of Honor for her courage and distinguished work.
The Age of Innocence, a novel about New York in the 1870s, earned Wharton the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1921 -- the first time the award had been bestowed upon a woman. Wharton traveled throughout Europe to encourage young authors. She also continued to write, lying in her bed every morning, as she had always done, dropping each newly penned page on the floor to be collected and arranged when she was finished. Wharton suffered a stroke and died on August 11, 1937. She is buried in the American Cemetery in Versailles, France.
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