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Combining two volumes of Wharton’s short stories in a brand new edition, this outstanding selection is the most comprehensive available. Although Edith Wharton is best known for her novels The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth, this extensive collection of her short fiction shows her to be a master of all its varieties. Wharton’s stories … owe their enduring power to portray the emotional consequences of life in a rarefied world.”,The New York Times