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Sanctuary

By: Edith Wharton

Kate Orme, shocked by the discovery of her fiance's complicity in a tragedy, and by society's willingness to overlook such transgressions, nevertheless marries him. Years later, her son faces a moral crisis similar to the one that showed her his father's moral weakness. (Introduction by Christine Dufour)...

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House of Mirth

By: Edith Wharton

...H OUSE OF MIRTH BY E DITH WHARTON A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION House of Mirth... ...TON A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION House of Mirth by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This ... ...PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION House of Mirth by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portab... ... for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Serie... ...he file as an electronic transmission, in any way. House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Edith Wharton House of Mirth by Edith Wharton BOOK I SELDEN PAUSED IN SURPR... ...Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Edith Wharton House of Mirth by Edith Wharton BOOK I SELDEN PAUSED IN SURPRISE. I... ... from design.” “The resources of New Y ork are rather meagre,” he said; 5 Edith Wharton “but I’ll find a hansom first, and then we’ll invent somethin... ...design.” “The resources of New Y ork are rather meagre,” he said; 5 Edith Wharton “but I’ll find a hansom first, and then we’ll invent something.”He ...

Excerpt: Selden paused in surprise. In the afternoon rush of the Grand Central Station his eyes had been refreshed by the sight of Miss Lily Bart. It was a Monday in early September, and he was returning to his work from a hurried dip into the country; but what was Miss Bart doing in town at that season? If she had appeared to be catching a train, he might have inferred that he had come on her in the act of transition between one and another of the country-houses which disputed her presence after the close of the Newport season; but her desultory air perplexed him. She stood apart from the crowd, letting it drift by her to the platform or the street, and wearing an air of irresolution which might, as he surmised, be the mask of a very definite purpose. It struck him at once that she was waiting for some one, but he hardly knew why the idea arrested him. There was nothing new about Lily Bart, yet he could never see her without a faint movement of interest: it was characteristic of her that she always roused speculation, that her simplest acts seemed the result of far-reaching intentions....

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The Reef

By: Edith Wharton

...h Wharton A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Reef by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This P... ...ton A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Reef by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- ta... ...ent or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Reef by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Serie... ... for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Reef by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Wharton The Reef by Edith Wharton BOOK I I “UNEXPECTED OBSTACLE. Please don... ...tate University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Wharton The Reef by Edith Wharton BOOK I I “UNEXPECTED OBSTACLE. Please don’t come till thirtie... ...ck of any more compelling impulse he followed the porter to the luggage 5 Wharton van, singled out his property, and turned to march behind it down t... ...tainty of being with her again before she left for France; and they did 7 Wharton in fact see each other in London. There, however, the atmo- sphere ... ... go to http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/ jimspdf.htm To return to the Edith Wharton page, go to http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/ wharton.ht...

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Glimpses of the Moon, The

By: Edith Wharton

The Glimpses of the Moon (1922) is about Nick and Susy Lansing, both of whom live a decadent life in Europe by sponging off wealthy friends. They marry out of convenience and have an open relationship, but are unprepared for where their feelings will take them. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)...

Romance, Fiction

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The Early Short Fiction

By: Edith Wharton

...The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton Part Two A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication ... ...The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton Part Two A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The E... ...n State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part Two is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Universi... ...e Electronic Classics Series Publication The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part Two is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. T... ...file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part Two, the Pennsylvania State University, Elec- tronic Cl... ...s an electronic transmission, in any way. The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part Two, the Pennsylvania State University, Elec- tronic Classics... ................92 4 Early Short Fiction – Part 2 The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton Part Two AFTERWAR January 1910 I “Oh, there is one, of cours... ..........92 4 Early Short Fiction – Part 2 The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton Part Two AFTERWAR January 1910 I “Oh, there is one, of course, but... ...o believe that the house their cousin recommended was really Tudor till 5 Wharton they learned it had no heating system, or that the village church w...

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Contents AFTERWAR .....................................................................................................4 THE FULNESS OF LIFE ...............................................................................33 A VENETIAN NIGHT?S ................................................................................43 ENTERTAINMENT........................................................................................43 XINGU............................................................................................................60 THE VERDICT...............................................................................................83 THE RECKONING ........................................................................................92...

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Age of Innocence, The (version 2)

By: Edith Wharton

...Edith Wharton became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with this 1920 novel about Old New York society. Newland Archer is wealthy, well-bred, and engaged to the beautiful May Welland. But he finds himself ...

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Ethan Frome (version 2)

By: Edith Wharton

...Ethan Frome is a novel published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts, New England, where an unnamed narrator tells the story of his encounter with Ethan Frome, a man with dreams and desires that end in an ironic turn ...

Fiction, Literature

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The Early Short Fiction

By: Edith Wharton

...The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Earl... ...The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Early Shor... ...n State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This P... ...e Electronic Classics Series Publication The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portabl... ...file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Serie... ...s an electronic transmission, in any way. The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim... ........................ 83 4 Early Short Fiction The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton Part One KERFOL as first published in Scribner’ s Magazine, M... .................. 83 4 Early Short Fiction The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton Part One KERFOL as first published in Scribner’ s Magazine, March 1... ...w it must be THE avenue. The grey-trunked trees sprang up straight to a 5 Wharton great height and then interwove their pale-grey branches in a long ...

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Contents KERFOL ........................................................................................................................................... 4 MRS. MANSTEY?S VIEW............................................................................................................ 25 THE BOLTED DOOR ................................................................................................................... 35 THE DILETTANTE ....................................................................................................................... 73 THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD HAND ......................................................................................... 83...

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The Glimpses of the Moon

By: Edith Wharton

...The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Glim... ...The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Glimpses o... ... State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. Thi... ... Electronic Classics Series Publication The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Port... ...ile as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Serie... ... an electronic transmission, in any way. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Edith Wharton The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton PART I I IT ROSE FO... ...Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Edith Wharton The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton PART I I IT ROSE FOR THEM... ...r in Susy’s, he merely ech- oed her laugh and pressed her closer. 5 Edith Wharton The spring night drew them into its deepening embrace. The ripples ...

Excerpt: PART I. It rose for them--their honey-moon--over the waters of a lake so famed as the scene of romantic raptures that they were rather proud of not having been afraid to choose it as the setting of their own. ?It required a total lack of humour, or as great a gift for it as ours, to risk the experiment,? Susy Lansing opined, as they hung over the inevitable marble balustrade and watched their tutelary orb roll its magic carpet across the waters to their feet....

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Bunner Sisters

By: Edith Wharton

...rton A Penn State Electronic Classics SeriesPublication Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This ... ... Penn State Electronic Classics SeriesPublication Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portab... ... for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Serie... ...he file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Edith Wharton Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton PART I I IN THE DAYS when New... ...Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Edith Wharton Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton PART I I IN THE DAYS when New York’... ...n the win- dow lightly covered with an old sheet; but the shop-door re- 5 Edith Wharton mained unlocked till Evelina, who had taken a parcel to the d... ...win- dow lightly covered with an old sheet; but the shop-door re- 5 Edith Wharton mained unlocked till Evelina, who had taken a parcel to the dyer’s,... ...every morning, rain or shine, to see what time it was, ever since 7 Edith Wharton we had to sell mother’s watch last July? Ain’t you, Evelina?” “Y es...

Excerpt: In the days when New York?s traffic moved at the pace of the drooping horse-car, when society applauded Christine Nilsson at the Academy of Music and basked in the sunsets of the Hudson River School on the walls of the National Academy of Design, an inconspicuous shop with a single show window was intimately and favourably known to the feminine population of the quarter bordering on Stuyvesant Square....

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French Ways and Their Meaning

By: Edith Wharton

... French Ways and Their Meaning EDITH WHARTON 1919 DjVu Editions Copyright © 2001 by Global Language Res... ... French Ways and Their Meaning EDITH WHARTON 1919 DjVu Editions Copyright © 2001 by Global Language Resources...

Excerpt: PREFACE; This book is essentially a desultory book, the result of intermittent observation, and often, no doubt, of rash assumption. Having been written in Paris, at odd moments, during the last two years of the war, it could hardly be more than a series of disjointed notes; and the excuse for its publication lies in the fact that the very conditions which made more consecutive work impossible also gave unprecedented opportunities for quick notation. The world since has been like a house on fire. All the lodgers are on the stairs, in dishabille. Their doors are swinging wide, and one gets glimpses of their furniture, revelations of their habits, and whiffs of their cooking, that a life-time of ordinary intercourse would not offer. Superficial differences vanish, and so (how much oftener) do superficial resemblances; while deep unsuspected similarities and disagreements, deep common attractions and repulsions, declare themselves. It is one of these fundamental substances that the new link between France and America is made, and some reasons for the strength of the link ought to be discoverable in the suddenly bared depths of...

Table of Contents: Preface, 1 -- I ?First Impression, 4 -- I, 4 -- II, 6 -- III, 8 -- II? Reverence, 10 -- I, 10 -- II, 13 -- III, 15 -- III? Taste, 17 -- I, 17 -- II, 17 -- III, 18 -- IV, 21 -- IV? Intellectual Honesty, 24 -- I, 24 -- II, 26 -- III, 28 -- V? Continuity, 31 -- I, 31 -- II, 32 -- III, 35 -- IV, 37 -- VI? The New Frenchwoman, 39 -- VII? In Conclusion, 48 -- I, 48 -- II, 52 -- III, 53...

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Crucial Instances

By: Edith Wharton

...This is Edith Wharton's second published collection of short stories (1901). One of these seven stories, Copy: A Dialogue, is written as a short play. The role of Hilda is read by Arielle Lipshaw, and the role of Ventnor by Mark F. S...

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Summer

By: Edith Wharton

...ith Wharton A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Summer by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This ... ...arton A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Summer by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- t... ...ument or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Summer by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Serie... ...or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Summer by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Edith Wharton Summer by Edith Wharton 1917 I A GIRL CAME OUT OF LAWYER Roya... ...Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Edith Wharton Summer by Edith Wharton 1917 I A GIRL CAME OUT OF LAWYER Royall’s h... ...memories of Nettleton, and North Dormer shrank to its real size. As she 5 Edith Wharton looked up and down it, from lawyer Royall’s faded red house a... ...es of Nettleton, and North Dormer shrank to its real size. As she 5 Edith Wharton looked up and down it, from lawyer Royall’s faded red house at one ... ...library. Without taking any notice of her he began to move slowly 7 Edith Wharton about the long vault-like room, his hands behind his back, his shor...

Excerpt: A girl came out of lawyer Royall?s house, at the end of the one street of North Dormer, and stood on the doorstep. It was the beginning of a June afternoon. The springlike transparent sky shed a rain of silver sunshine on the roofs of the village, and on the pastures and larchwoods surrounding it. A little wind moved among the round white clouds on the shoulders of the hills, driving their shadows across the fields and down the grassy road that takes the name of street when it passes through North Dormer....

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Custom of the Country, The

By: Edith Wharton

...Edith Wharton was a novelist of manners of late 19th Century New York Society, who spent much of her life in France. In this novel she tells the story of Undine Sprague, the thrice- (or more) married, upwardly mobile beauty f...

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The Touchstone

By: Edith Wharton

...rton A Penn State Electronic Classics SeriesPublication The Touchstone by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This ... ... Penn State Electronic Classics SeriesPublication The Touchstone by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portab... ... for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Serie... ...he file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Edith Wharton The Touchstone by Edith Wharton I PROFESSOR JOSLIN, WHO, as o... ...Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Edith Wharton The Touchstone by Edith Wharton I PROFESSOR JOSLIN, WHO, as our rea... ...e had had but one; one who in the last years had requited her wonderful 5 Edith Wharton pages, her tragic outpourings of love, humility, and pardon, ... ...had but one; one who in the last years had requited her wonderful 5 Edith Wharton pages, her tragic outpourings of love, humility, and pardon, with t... ...that looked like the wrong side of a more finished face. “Sorry I 7 Edith Wharton can’t. I’m in for a beastly banquet.” Glennard threw himself into a...

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Ethan Frome

By: Edith Wharton

...Edith Wharton's 1911 novel Ethan Frome tells the story of a tragic love triangle. Set in the highly symbolic wintry landscape of Starkfield, Massachusetts, the narrative centers on the title character's fraught relationships ...

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The Age of Innocence

By: Edith Wharton

...The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Age of Inn... ...Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This P... ...tate Electronic Classics Series Publication The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portabl... ...he file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Serie... ...e as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Edith Wharton The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Book I I. ON A JANUARY... ...Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Edith Wharton The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Book I I. ON A JANUARY EVENI... ...ng, and “M’ama!”, with a final burst of love triumphant, as she pressed 5 Edith Wharton the dishevelled daisy to her lips and lifted her large eyes t... ...d “M’ama!”, with a final burst of love triumphant, as she pressed 5 Edith Wharton the dishevelled daisy to her lips and lifted her large eyes to the ...

Excerpt: On a January evening of the early seventies, Christine Nilsson was singing in Faust at the Academy of Music in New York. Though there was already talk of the erection, in remote metropolitan distances ?above the Forties,? of a new Opera House which should compete in costliness and splendour with those of the great European capitals, the world of fashion was still content to reassemble every winter in the shabby red and gold boxes of the sociable old Academy. Conservatives cherished it for being small and inconvenient, and thus keeping out the ?new people? whom New York was beginning to dread and yet be drawn to; and the sentimental clung to it for its historic associations, and the musical for its excellent acoustics, always so problematic a quality in halls built for the hearing of music....

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Verse

By: Edith Wharton

...dith Wharton A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Verse by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This ... ...harton A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Verse by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portab... ...cument or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Verse by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Serie... ... or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Verse by Edith Wharton, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim... ......................................................... 9 4 Verse Verse by Edith Wharton BOTTICELLI’S MADONNA IN THE LOUVRE What strange presentiment,... ................................................... 9 4 Verse Verse by Edith Wharton BOTTICELLI’S MADONNA IN THE LOUVRE What strange presentiment, O Mot... ...ing kept faith’s raiment whole, Change it above for garments glorified. 5 Wharton THE SONNET Pure form, that like some chalice of old time Contain... ...ht be heir to it the mould Renew, and coin themselves new griefs again. 7 Wharton II O, Death, we come full-handed to thy gate, Rich with strange bur... ... go to http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/ jimspdf.htm To return to the Edith Wharton page, go to http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/ wharton.ht...

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Contents BOTTICELLI?S MADONNA ......................................................................................................... 4 IN THE LOUVRE ............................................................................................................................. 4 THE TOMB OF ILARIA GIUNIGI ............................................................................................... 4 THE SONNET ................................................................................................................................. 5 TWO BACKGROUNDS .................................................................................................................. 5 EXPERIENCE ................................................................................................................................. 6 CHARTRES...................................................................................................................................... 7 LIFE................................................................................................................................................... 8 AN AUTUMN SUNSET .............

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Afterward

By: Edith Wharton

Mary and Ned Boyne have fled their dreary life in Wisconsin for a home in rustic Dorsetshire. But you can only run so far, and some things - some secret things - may follow you. A creepy and tragic ghost story from one of the masters. (Summary by John Silence)...

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Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort

By: Edith Wharton

...American novelist Edith Wharton was living in Paris when World War I broke out in 1914. She obtained permission to visit sites behind the lines, including hospitals, ravaged villages, and trenches. Fighting France records her travels along the...

Memoirs, War stories

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Touchstone, The

By: Edith Wharton

Stephen Glennard's career is falling apart and he desperately needs money so that he may marry his beautiful fiancee. He happens upon an advertisement in a London magazine promising the prospect of financial gain. Glennard was once pursued by Margaret Aubyn, a famous and recently deceased author, and he still has her passionate love letters to him. Glennard removes his name from the letters and sells them, making him a fortune and building a marriage based on the betrayal of another....

Fiction, Romance

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Summer

By: Edith Wharton

...The story is one of only two novels by Wharton to be set in New England. The novel details the sexual awakening of its protagonist, Charity Royall, and shares many plot similarities with Wharton's better known novel, Ethan Frome. Only moderately well-received when...

Literature

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Bunner Sisters

By: Edith Wharton

“Bunner Sisters,” like “The Age of Innocence” is set in 1870s New York, however the lives of Ann Eliza and Evelina Bunner reflect impoverished New York. The sisters run a very small shop, in a shabby basement, in a sidestreet already doomed to decline. Shabby as it is, the sisters are happy in their small orderly community of supportive women. The story tells of the destruction of this life, and how the once content sisters are thrown into the realistic world outside of their little shop. (Summary by Margaret)...

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Greater Inclination, The

By: Edith Wharton

...This is Edith Wharton's earliest published collection of short stories (1899). Like much of her later work, they touch on themes of marriage, male/female relationships, New York society, and the nature and purpose of art. One of the ...

Short stories, Literature

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House of Mirth (V2), The

By: Edith Wharton

...Wharton's classic story of an aging (by Victorian-era standards) spinster socialite who would rather marry for money than for true love.(Summary by BellonaTimes)...

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Fruit of the Tree, The

By: Edith Wharton

When published in 1907, this novel about the lives of a wealthy mill owner, her socially progressive husband and friends caused a stir due to its treatment of drug abuse, mercy killing, divorce and second marriages. (Summary by Margaret)...

Literature

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Reef, The

By: Edith Wharton

...nna’s daughter’s naïve and young governess. Sophy’s relationship with Darrow and Anna’s family can threaten his success. In this novel, as in many of Wharton’s other well known novels, we see the eternal love triangle. With her sly and lovely writing style, Wharton delivers to us in this wonderful novel a cast of unforgettable characters and many unforgettable scenes which...

Romance, Literature

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Age of Innocence, The

By: Edith Wharton

In an era before the advent of electric lights, telephones or motor vehicles, there exists a small cluster of aristocratic old revolutionary stock families that rule New York's social life. Under the rules of this society, being things is better than doing things and reputation and outward appearances come at the exclusion of everything else. In this Gilded Age, when America’s expansion and increased industrialism produce a group of newly wealthy robber barons and financiers, the patient, time-honored values of the old ruling class, and century, are giving way to the expediencies of the new. Caught at this cusp, a triangle of lovers, who must choose between the expectations of family and society, and the deepest yearnings of the heart. Newly engaged couple, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, and May Welland, a society debutante, are part of the old world, where the right people follow the correct rules and marry into acceptable families. The arrival from Europe of May’s cousin, the Countess Ellen Olenska, complicates their union, as Ellen’s mysterious past threatens to cast a shadow of scandal over the newly betrothed couple. Newland A...

Poetry

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House of Mirth, The

By: Edith Wharton

...The House of Mirth (1905), by Edith Wharton, is a novel about New York socialite Lily Bart attempting to secure a husband and a place in rich society. It is one of the first novels of manners in American literature, and one of the first to openly explore ...

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Marne: a tale of the war, The

By: Edith Wharton

...American writer Edith Wharton is known for her novels of manners set in old New York; yet much of her adult life was spent in France. She lived in Paris throughout World War I and was heavily involved in refugee work. Her 1918 novella The Ma...

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