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R. W. B. Lewis (1917–2002)

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Chicago native Richard Warrington Baldwin Lewis, the son of Leicester and Beatrix (Baldwin) Lewis, was born on November 1, 1917. Lewis was educated in Switzerland, at Phillips Exeter Academy, at Harvard University, at the University of Chicago, where he received his M.A. in 1941. Lewis spent World mostra'n més War II engaged primarily in intelligence work for the British. Following the war, he began a long academic teaching career, focused mainly on American literature and social studies, at Bennington College and Princeton, Rutgers, and Yale universities. Lewis has created such critical and biographical books on authors and 19th-century United States history as The American Adam (1955), Edith Wharton (a 1975 biography that won the Pulitzer Prize, Bancroft, and Critics Circle awards), and The Jameses: A Family Narrative, about author Henry James and his family. (Bowker Author Biography) R. W. B. Lewis, professor of English & American studies at Yale University, is the author of "Edith Wharton: A Biography", which won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, & the Bancroft Prize. His other books include "The City of Florence", "The Jameses", & "American Characters". He most recently was given the award for lifetime achievement as a biographer by he American Academy of Arts & Letters. He lives in Bethany, Connecticut. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de R. W. B. Lewis

Dante (2001) 377 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Edith Wharton: A Biography (1975) 284 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Jameses: A Family Narrative (1991) 161 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The American Adam (Phoenix Books) (1955) 145 exemplars
Malraux: A Collection of Critical Essays (1964) — Editor — 16 exemplars, 1 ressenya

Obres associades

L'edat de la innocència (2008) — Introducció, algunes edicions14,058 exemplars, 300 ressenyes
The House of Mirth (1905) — Introducció, algunes edicions9,821 exemplars, 206 ressenyes
Ethan Frome (1911) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions9,621 exemplars, 217 ressenyes
El Poder i la glòria (1940) — Editor, algunes edicions7,837 exemplars, 125 ressenyes
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (1857) — Epíleg, algunes edicions1,228 exemplars, 14 ressenyes
The Turn of the Screw, and Other Short Fiction (1981) — Introducció; Editor, algunes edicions1,036 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
The Art of the Novel: Critical Prefaces (1934) — Pròleg, algunes edicions187 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Letters of Edith Wharton (1910) — Editor, algunes edicions114 exemplars
Virgil: A Collection of Critical Essays (1966) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions64 exemplars
Selected Short Stories of Edith Wharton (1991) — Introducció, algunes edicions; Editor, algunes edicions44 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Reading America (1987) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions29 exemplars
Graham Greene: A Collection of Critical Essays (1973) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
The collected short stories of Edith Wharton (1987) — Editor, algunes edicions23 exemplars
A Century of Arts and Letters (1998) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
The young rebel in American literature (1960) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Learners and discerners, a newer criticism. Discussions of modern literature (1964) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Collected Short Stories, Volume II — Editor, algunes edicions1 exemplars


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A fine if nostalgic look at Florence from an acclaimed American biographer and member of the 20th century transcontinental elite who lived in Florence and Connecticut. I need to return to smell the stones.
JayLivernois | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | May 28, 2018 |
Questa biografia mi è piaciuta moltissimo. Mai noiosa.
zinf | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jan 18, 2016 |
Lewis covers the James family from 18th century Ireland up to the death of novelist Henry James in 1916. It is an impressive cast of characters. At best I could relate to Henry James, Sr., a man who railed against any model of institutionalized or organized religion. He spent a better part of his life on a quest to understand God, spirituality, and redemption. At times I found the rest of the narrative drawn out and too expansive. I have to admit, I did not finish.
SeriousGrace | Oct 29, 2009 |


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