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The Dilettante

It was on an impulse hardly needing the arguments he found himself advancing in its favor, that Thursdale, on his way to the club, turned as usual into Mrs. 10 more words

The Daunt Diana

“What’s become of the Daunt Diana? You mean to say you never heard
the sequel?”
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The Debt

You remember–it’s not so long ago–the talk there was about
Dredge’s “Arrival of the Fittest”? The talk has subsided, but the
book of course remains: 7 more words

The Descent of Man

When Professor Linyard came back from his holiday in the Maine woods
the air of rejuvenation he brought with him was due less to the… 21 more words

A Century of Books: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (1905)

First published in 1905, The House of Mirth  shocked the New York society it so deftly chronicles, portraying the moral, social, and economic restraints on a woman who dared to claim the privileges of marriage without assuming the responsibilities. 808 more words

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The Top 6 Hipster Protagonists from Classic Literature (because Top 10 is so mainstream)

Soooo, if you haven’t been lucky enough to come in contact with a Hipster or a group of Hipsters (often called a Stache of Hipsters), then let me enlighten you about their characteristics in two sentences or less. 1,401 more words

Book-to-Film Comparison: The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton, and Terence Davies' 2000 Film Adaptation

This post contains details about the plot and ending of The House of Mirth. Do not keep reading if you don’t want spoilers.

I recently re-read Edith Wharton’s… 985 more words