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Edith Wharton (1862-1937), the grande dame of American literature, was also a subtle and spirited critic of its society. These novellas, set in the ...Show synopsisEdith Wharton (1862-1937), the grande dame of American literature, was also a subtle and spirited critic of its society. These novellas, set in the New York of the mid-1800s are united by Edith Wharton's compassionate and ironic vision. From Lewis Raycie, son of complacent plutocrats, who returns from his Grand Tour with Renaissance masterpieces only to be ridiculed and disinherited, to Lizzie Hazeldean, seen leaving a hotel with a man who is not her husband - honourable but unconventional people are sacrificed to the constraints of a society where appearances count for more than genuine goodness. Here is a fascinating insight into the world from which Edith Wharton came.Hide synopsis
Description:The four short novels in this collection by the author of The...The four short novels in this collection by the author of The Age of Innocence are set in the New York of the 1840s, '50s, '60s, and '70s, each one revealing the tribal codes and customs that ruled society, portrayed with the keen style that i.
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