Books: Lonesome Road

A BACKWARD GLANCE—Edith Wharton —Appleton-Century ($3). Few writers of any sex or class have been so handicapped as Edith Newbold Jones Wharton. Born a woman, a lady, and rich, she somehow managed to make herself into an almost first-rate author. Few better exhibitions of eating cake and still having it have ever been put on. Now an old lady (72), Author Wharton takes a backward glance over her traveled road, reports in carefully cultivated prose what she has seen along the way. Being a lady, she has forgotten some things and people. Her road,...

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