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an unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world

“She sang, of course, “M’ama!” and not “he loves me,” since an unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Swedish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English-speaking audiences.” 6 more words


'The Lady's Maid's Bell' by Edith Wharton

The Lady’s Maid’s Bell by Edith Wharton, 1902

The magic trick:

Balancing credibility and doubt when it comes to the first-person narration

Written just four years after the publication of Henry James’ … 387 more words


Day 29 :: Shine a Light Intentionally

I write to you today from the front lines of the lady bug invasion of 2014…it seems the sudden shift in weather has caused them to search for higher ground? 467 more words


Women's Wit And Wisdom ~ October 27th

“There are only two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

- Edith Wharton (1882-1937), American Novelist


Poet's Genius Grant Paid Forward

Photo: Andrea Shea/WBUR
Amy Clampitt used her award money to buy a house in Stockbridge, Mass., where today rising poets can have six- to 12-month tuition-free residencies.
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Lily Bart Broke My Heart // A Review of 'The House of Mirth'

The House of Mirth stole my heart—and then bitterly shattered it—all in a neat 347 pages. I loved this book, but I’m never trusting Edith Wharton again. 696 more words

Book Reviews

All Souls - Series: Halloween Nights #11

By: Edith Wharton


A thin moon faints in the sky o’erhead,
And dumb in the churchyard lie the dead.
Walk we not, Sweet, by garden ways, 514 more words