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Wharton's 1917 novella Summer, like her more famous work Ethan Frome, is set in a very small rural New England town. Charity Royall longs to escape the claustrophobic confines of North Dormer and the... More > inappropriate advances of her guardian Mr. Royall, who adopted her as a child from the nearby Mountain community. Hope arrives in the form of city boy Lucius Harney, who has come to research the architecture of the region; but will his presence in Charity's life mean her salvation - or her undoing?< Less
Originally published by Scribners in 1917, Summer is a novel of Wharton's mid-period and tells the story of Charity, a girl 'of the mountains' who is the ward of Lawyer Royall. The plot recounts how... More > Charity finds herself caught between the attentions of two essentially unsavoury characters, Royall on the one side, who does himself no favours by invading the girl's bedroom, and on the other Lucius Harney, who purports to be the gentleman suitor only to get Charity pregnant while actually engaged to another woman. That Harney also cavorts with prostitutes only serves to emphasise his true character.
Taken by itself, the plot shows similarities to the work of Thomas Hardy in its emphasis on a strong female lead who is placed in jeopardy by the men she attracts. Consciously or not, Wharton also seeks to make connections with the landscape, creating an affinity between Charity and her Mountain roots. Whether this succeeds or not is another matter.< Less
Founded in 2008 Roo Records Music has been specialising in the publication of fun and educational pieces of music, written for the young and young at heart.
Writing music for individual instruments... More > as well as ensembles of all shapes and sizes, Roo Records Music has been working hard to bridge the musical gap between pre and post grade 1 standard players.
Roo Records Music also publishes pieces for later grades that still retain the element of fun and education that is important for playing music.
Specialising in woodwind and piano pieces, Roo Records Music has seen many premiers of its publications and is set to release many new titles later this year.
Summer Calypso is a fun and light-hearted introduction into Calypso style music.< Less