This antiquarian volume contains 'A Backward Glance', Edith Wharton's detailed account of her life, both pubic and private. She describes in a dazzling yet delicate manner, the upper-class New York society within which much of her youth was spent. The book details her traversing of Europe and her prolific achievement in the field of literature when she was an adult. A fantastic and insightful read, this text will appeal to those with an interest in this most accomplished woman, and it would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. The chapters of this text include: The Background, Knee-High, Little Girl, Unreluctant Feet, Friendships and Travels, Life and Letters, New York and the Mount, Henry James, The Secret Garden, Paris, Widening Waters, The War, and more. This book is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.