"The Descent Of Man And Other Stories" was the third collection of short stories by Edith Wharton, first published in 1904. The tales deal with a variety of subjects including friendship, marriage, love and even ghosts. This volume is highly recommended for lovers of the short story form, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Wharton's seminal work. The stories include: "The Descent of Man", "The Other Two", "Expiation", "The Lady's Maid's Bell", "The Mission of Jane", "The Reckoning", "The Letter", "The Dilettante", "The Quicksand", and "A Venetian Night's Entertainment". Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 - August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, writer of short stories, and designer. She won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in won the 1921 for her novel "The Age of Innocence" (1920) and was nominated for the Nobel prize in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton was famous for her novels, within which she married her person experience of life in America's privileged classes with brilliant wit and mastery of language. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.