The Hermit and the Wild Woman

And Other Stories

WHARTON, Edith

INSCRIBED TO A CLOSE FRIEND

WHARTON, Edith The Hermit and the Wild Woman And Other Stories

Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1908.

First UK edition. Inscribed by Wharton on the front free endpaper, "A.J.H.S. from E.W. January 1909." Publisher's original blue cloth, lettered in gilt and with gilt decoration to the spine. A very good copy.

John Hugh Smith was a wealthy English banker, who became friends with Edith Wharton in 1908. "John Hugh Smith's youthful crush on her graduated into a steady, undemanding, lifelong friendship. In later life, he became the most reactionary and old-fashioned member of her regular circle" (Hermione Lee)

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£3,000.00

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