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This review is from: Edith Wharton (Paperback)
What a relief to see from other reviews that I was not alone in finding this book too densely filled with facts, both relevant and irrelevant, to be able to finish it. It has taken me 18 months on and off to get as far as page 308 but it is taking up too much space on my bookshelves and has become a chore rather than a pleasure to read.
The only reader I can imagine who would be faintly interested in this "definitive" biography would be someone writing a thesis or dissertation on the works of Edith Wharton. What a shame that such an interesting woman has been so ill served by her biographer for, interesting though her life undoubtedly was, it comes across as one long yawn in this writer's words.
Not recommended for any but the most intellectual and dogged researcher!