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The Custom of the Country By Edith Wharton
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Considered by many to be her masterpiece, Edith Wharton's second full-length work is a scathing yet personal examination of the exploits and follies of the modern upper class. As she unfolds the... More > story of Undine Spragg, from New York to Europe, Wharton affords us a detailed glimpse of what might be called the interior décor of this America and its nouveau riche fringes. Through a heroine who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating, and through a most intricate and satisfying plot that follows Undine's marriages and affairs, she conveys a vision of social behavior that is both supremely informed and supremely disenchanted.< Less
The Refugees & Other Stories [A Whisky Priest Book] By Edith Wharton
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“But worst of all was the old man at the other end of the compartment: the motionless old man in a frayed suit of professorial black, with a face like a sallow bust on a bracket in a university... More > library. It was the face of Durand’s own class and of his own profession, and it struck him as something not to be contemplated without dire results to his nervous system...” This volume collects 17 rare novellas and short stories by Edith Wharton, including the entirety of the collections Crucial Instances and Certain People. Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was one of America’s greatest writers, with a string of masterpieces to her name: The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, The Custom of the Country, The Age of Innocence and more. She was also a prodigious writer of fine short stories, as well as being a talented designer of homes and gardens.< Less
The Refugees & Other Stories [A Whisky Priest Book] By Edith Wharton
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“But worst of all was the old man at the other end of the compartment: the motionless old man in a frayed suit of professorial black, with a face like a sallow bust on a bracket in a university... More > library. It was the face of Durand’s own class and of his own profession, and it struck him as something not to be contemplated without dire results to his nervous system...” This volume collects 17 rare novellas and short stories by Edith Wharton, including the entirety of the collections Crucial Instances and Certain People. Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was one of America’s greatest writers, with a string of masterpieces to her name: The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, The Custom of the Country, The Age of Innocence and more. She was also a prodigious writer of fine short stories, as well as being a talented designer of homes and gardens.< Less
The Age of Innocence By Edith Wharton
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Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Price for fiction and the basis of the sumptuous 1993 Martin Scorsese movie, Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence shows no sign of losing popularity as each new... More > generation embraces this devastating tale of love and loss set amongst the upper classes in 1870s New York. The story centers on a couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their happiness.< Less
The Age of Innocence By Edith Wharton
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The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's 12th novel, published in 1920, which won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize.The story is set in upper-class New York City in the 1870s. In 1920, The Age of Innocence was... More > serialized in four parts in the Pictorial Review magazine, and later released by D. Appleton and Company as a book in New York and in London.< Less
The Age of Innocence By Edith Wharton
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The Age of Innocence is a 1920 novel by Edith Wharton. The work won for her a Pulitzer Prize in fiction that same year. The novel is set in the middle and upper classes of 1870s Old New York.... More > Newland Archer, a lawyer set to enter into a marriage with the seemingly naïve but beautiful May Welland, must re-consider his choice with the intrusion of recently divorced Countless Ellen Olenska, May's cousin. A Blind Eye Publishing Literature Classic.< Less
The Age of Innocence By Edith Wharton
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The Age of Innocence is a 1920 novel by Edith Wharton. The work won for her a Pulitzer Prize in fiction that same year. The novel is set in the middle and upper classes of 1870s Old New York.... More > Newland Archer, a lawyer set to enter into a marriage with the seemingly naïve but beautiful May Welland, must re-consider his choice with the intrusion of recently divorced Countless Ellen Olenska, May's cousin. A Blind Eye Publishing Literature Classic.< Less
The Age of Innocence By Edith Wharton
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The Age of Innocence centers on an upper-class couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the... More > assumptions and morals of 1870's New York society, it never devolves into an outright condemnation of the institution. In fact, Wharton considered this novel an "apology" for her earlier novel, The House of Mirth, which was more brutal and critical. Not to be overlooked is Wharton's attention to detail regarding the charms and customs of the upper caste. The novel is lauded for its accurate portrayal of how the 19th-century East Coast American upper class lived, and this, combined with the social tragedy, earned Wharton a Pulitzer Prize—the first Pulitzer awarded to a woman. Edith Wharton was 58 years old at publication; she had lived in that world and had seen it change dramatically by the end of World War I. The title is an ironic comment on the polished outward manners of New York society when compared to ...< Less
Roman Fever - with The Reckoning By Edith Wharton
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Love Lost, Love Found, Illicit Love All? "Roman Fever" is a short story by American writer Edith Wharton. It was first published in the magazine Liberty in 1934, and was later included in... More > Wharton's last short-story collection, The World Over. The setting of the story takes place in the afternoon, in the city of Rome. Two wealthy middle-aged widowed women are visiting Rome with their two unmarried daughters. The exotic setting illustrates the power and class from which the women hail, but the Old Rome context, such as the Colosseum, insinuates Roman Empire-style intrigue. Mrs. Ansley and Mrs. Slade have a bittersweet relationship filled with envy, betrayal, and competition. They compare their lifelong battle for one man, Delphin Slade, and now quarrel regarding who has the more impressive daughter, both of whom, ironically, share the same father... Get Your Copy Now.< Less
The House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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A Life of Privilege Was Ahead - Or Complete Ruin... The House of Mirth, a novel by Edith Wharton (1862–1937), tells the story of Lily Bart, a well-born but impoverished woman belonging to New... More > York City’s high society around the turn of the last century. Wharton creates a portrait of a stunning beauty who, though raised and educated to marry well both socially and economically, is reaching her 29th year, an age when her youthful blush is drawing to a close and her marital prospects are becoming ever more limited. The House of Mirth traces Lily’s slow two-year social descent from privilege to a tragically lonely existence on the margins of society. Wharton uses Lily as an attack on "an irresponsible, grasping and morally corrupt upper class." Before publication as a book on October 14, 1905, The House of Mirth was serialized in Scribner’s Magazine beginning in January 1905. It attracted a readership among housewives and businessmen alike. Get Your Copy Now.< Less

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