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Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton is the best book I have read all year. Edith Wharton’s style and choice of words and plot were so good that when I finished reading, I turned back to the first page and read the book again. 981 more words

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An Author and a Gardener: World War One - a prelude to a friendship

Author Alan Ruff talks here about the parts played by Edith Wharton and Lawrence Johnston in the First World War, and how the events of the war shaped their lives and drew each in time towards the solace of the garden. 873 more words


House Of Mirth Book Review

In 1905, Edith Wharton introduced the world to a new heroine: Lily Bart. Lily is the heroine of The House Of Mirth, Edith Wharton’s commentary of the lives of women who were part of the upper classes in the early 20th century. 233 more words


“She was so evidently the victim of the civilization which had produced her, that the links of her bracelet seemed like manacles chaining her to her fate.”

-Edith Wharton



“What is one’s personality, detached from that of ☆FRIENDS☆ with whom fate happens to have linked one? I cannot think of myself apart from the influence of the two or three greatest ♡friendships♡ of my life, and any account of my own growth must be that of their stimulating and enlightening influence.” 17 more words


Knockoffs vs Originals

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be original. A story may feel original, but when dissected, it usually resembles another. Is that good? 227 more words