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Book Title: Xingu: A Short Story (Annotated and Unabridged): Also Includes The Vice of Reading and Reader Discussion Guide (Short Works Series Book 2)|
The author of the book: Edith Wharton
Date of issue: July 30th 2014
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 329 KB
Edition: Ordinary Matters Publishing
Read full description of the books Xingu: A Short Story (Annotated and Unabridged): Also Includes The Vice of Reading and Reader Discussion Guide (Short Works Series Book 2):Edith Wharton's popular classic short story XINGU and her essay THE VICE OF READING, plus a Reader's Discussion Guide all in one.
As an avid reader, book lover, and short story fan, I wanted to create a unique Kindle edition featuring this lighthearted, comedic short story by Edith Wharton. I paired the story with her thought-provoking essay on reading, and added a reader discussion guide to create a Kindle version that works for the individual reader, as well as for book club and reading discussion group readers. Downtown Abbey fans will enjoy discovering the meaning of Xingu, along with Mrs. Ballinger and the Ladies of the Lunch Club. This is an easy-to-read, formatted, Kindle version at a great price.
This edition contains these great features:
Complete annotated and unabridged text of Wharton's short story XINGU
Additional complete essay The Vice of Reading and Reader's Guide
Biographical information about Edith Wharton
Backstory on the writing of Xingu
Notes about Wharton's works and her writing career
Complete list of Edith Wharton's short stories
Link to download the FREE audio version of XINGU
Information about the woman featured on the book's cover
Information on the Short Works Reading Challenge
Active Table of Contents so you can move around within the contents
All at a great price
Edith Wharton published her thoughts on reading in The Vice of Reading in 1903. Her short story XINGU was first published in 1915 and remains a popular with today's modern readers and especially book clubs.
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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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