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Nonfiction: Books, Essays, and Travel Pieces

For information on films made from Edith Wharton's works, go to the Edith Wharton Filmography.

Contemporary reviews of Edith Wharton's works are available online at the University of Virginia E-text Center.

Note: The poems, early short stories, and some novels are now housed at this site, so using this search feature will help to find quotations and specific words and phrases. To make the process more precise, this search leads only to Wharton's texts, not to the rest of the site.

To see the works included in the search feature, go to http://www.edithwhartonsociety.org/books/index.html



"A Tuscan Shrine" Scribner's (travel essay; January 1895) (MOA)

The Decoration of Houses (1897). Page images at University of Wisconsin.

The Decoration of Houses. Page images at Google Books.

"The Vice of Reading" (1903)

Italian Villas and Their Gardens (1904) (Page images at Google Books)

Italian Backgrounds (1905)(Page images at Google Books)

A Motor-Flight Through France (1908) (Page Images at Google Books)

Fighting France from Dunquerque to Belforte (1915, 1918) Illustrated HTML version at the Online Books Page

Fighting France (page images at Google Books)

"In Argonne" from Fighting France; includes a picture of Wharton.

French Ways and their Meaning (1919)(Page images at Google Books)

In Morocco (1920)

The Writing of Fiction (1925)

A Backward Glance (1934) (Readers outside the US can find links to this work at http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/nonus.html)

The Letters of Edith Wharton (ed.) R. W. B. Lewis and Nancy Lewis (1988)

"In an Alpine Posting-Inn"