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'His Father's Son' by Edith Wharton

His Father’s Son by Edith Wharton, 1909

The magic trick:

Allowing Mason Grew to tell his own story in the story’s second half

Sometimes autobiography is the best way. 257 more words


No 702 The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Oh Lily. Lily, Lily, Lily.

Lily Bart, the protagonist of Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth might well be one of the most perplexing characters ever written. 773 more words

20 Books Of Summer

'The Fullness Of Life' by Edith Wharton

The Fullness Of Life by Edith Wharton, 1893

The magic trick:

Using perfectly chosen details in order to breathe life into a clichéd plot… 404 more words


'Pomegranate Seed' by Edith Wharton

Pomegranate Seed by Edith Wharton, 1931

The magic trick:

Writing a first-rate mystery-suspense story but leaving room for it to double as a memorable character study at the same time… 303 more words


A Kind of Hieroglyphic World

In reality they all lived in a kind of hieroglyphic world, where the real thing was never said or done or even thought, but only represented by a set of arbitrary signs….

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10. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

September 2014

When I first heard the title, I thought to myself – What a dull book! Surely, it would be one drowned with a lifeless and monotonous plot . 234 more words

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