This vintage book contains Edith Wharton's 1917 novel, "Summer – A Novel". It is one of only two works set in New England by Wharton, who was famous for portraying the higher strata of New York society. It deals with the sexual awakening of Charity Royall and her mistreatment at the hands of the father of her child. Another masterful piece of literature by this author, "Summer – A Novel" constitutes a must-read for fans of Wharton's work, and is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937) was an American writer and designer who won the Pulitzer prize and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Many texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.