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Novels: The House of Mirth / The Reef / The Custom of the Country / The Age of Innocence

Novels: The House of Mirth / The Reef / The Custom of the Country / The Age of Innocence

1986 ·
·4.31·407 Ratings ·1328 Pages
“ Learning never exhausts the mind. ” ― Leonardo da Vinci
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    1975·
    ·4.07·348 Ratings
  • The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction

    2008·
    ·3.8·2,993 Ratings
    To read a story by Henry James is to enter a fully realized world unlike any other—a rich, perfectly crafted domain of vivid language and splendid, complex characters. Devious children, sparring lovers, capricious American girls, obtuse bachelors, sibyl
  • Dante

    2001·
    ·3.51·156 Ratings
    Only R.W.B. Lewis-the renowned biographer and author of The City of Florence-could write so insightfully about Dante Alighieri, Florence's famous son. In Dante he traces the life and complex development-emotional, artistic, philosophical-of this supreme p
  • The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

    1997·
    ·3.89·2,584 Ratings
    These 11 spine-tingling tales of the supernatural bring to light the author's interest in the traditional New England ghost story and her fascination with spirits, hauntings, and other phenomena. Fine line-drawings by Laszlo Kubinyi enhance the mysterious
  • French Ways and Their Meaning

    1997·
    ·3.68·104 Ratings
    Edith Wharton was devoted to the French people and their culture. During the First World War, while living in France and devoting herself to numerous war and relief efforts, she wrote several essays about the French and the unique attributes of their civi
  • Ethan Frome and Summer

    2001·
    ·3.85·457 Ratings
    This edition presents Wharton's two most controversial stories, which she considered inseparable, in one volume for the first time. Set in frigid New England, both deal with sexual awakening and appetite and their devastating consequences. This text inclu
  • A Son at the Front

    1995·
    ·3.44·152 Ratings
    Wharton's antiwar masterpiece, now once again available, probes the devastation of World War I on the home front. Interweaving her own experiences of the Great War with themes of parental and filial love, art and self-sacrifice, national loyalties and cla
  • Old New York: Four Novellas

    1998·
    ·4.01·1,110 Ratings
    Set in the New York of the 1840s, '50s, '60s, and '70s, the four short novels in this collection each reveal the tribal codes and customs that ruled society, portrayed with the keen style that is uniquely Edith Wharton's. Originally published in 1924 and
  • Twilight Sleep

    1997·
    ·3.6·756 Ratings
    Out of print for several decades, here is Edith Wharton's superb satirical novel of the Jazz Age, a critically praised best-seller when it was first published in 1927. Sex, drugs, work, money, infatuation with the occult and spiritual healing -- these are
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