The Valley of Decision
by Edith Wharton
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons 1902
Number of pages: 327
For her first novel, The Valley of Decision, a historical romance set in Italy, Edith Wharton chose as her model Stendhal's The Charterhouse of Parma. She was determined that it be both highly literary and commercially viable. When it appeared in 1902, it sold 25,000 copies in six months and established her career as a writer of fiction.
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