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Welcome to Edith Wharton's Library! This site displays searchable image files for the books contained in Wharton's library at The Mount, her historic estate in Lenox, MA.

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2005_047_1290 copy.pdf
Contains Edith Wharton's bookplate, and the writing '25 W CE. RK. 6/21'. This is a science fiction series of a preface and five plays. It deals thematically with evolution and humanity, spanning in time from B.C. 4004 to A.D. 31,920.

2005_047_1289 copy.pdf
Includes Edith Wharton's bookplate. Light markings and underlining on pages vii and xcv. This play features a running debate about the idea of marriage, hitting upon themes of gender roles, the New Woman, and courtship.

2005_047_1288 copy.pdf
The Preface and the section 'Getting Married' are heavily marked up, specifically on pages 112, 115, 117, 118, 123, 125, 126, 127, 128, and 146. This is a problem-play, in which the eponymous doctor must grapple with the ethics of which patients…

2005_047_1287 copy.pdf
This play is a satirical comedy involving topical Ireland politics, taking place in an Irish village.

2005_047_1286 copy.pdf
Two volumes, this book being the second. On the inside cover is Edith Wharton's bookplate and the marking 'Box 44.5'. Includes 'A Word on the Dramatic Opinions and Essays of G.B.S.' by James Huneker. There is a marking on page 147 and a spelling…

2005_047_1285 copy.pdf
Blue velvet cover. The inside cover contains Edith Wharton's bookplate, and the inscription 'Box 42.1' on the upper right hand corner. Has markings on pages 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 29, 36, and 40. This book is an analytical essay on the ideas…

2005_047_1284 copy.pdf
Two volumes. Contains a photograph of the author. The first volume contains the three unpleasant plays, while the second volume contains the four pleasant plays. His unpleasant plays critique social class and social inequality.
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