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Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton is not a writer. Edith Wharton is a painter. And ‘Ethan Frome’ has to be her most extraordinary painting. A painting of such terrible beauty and terrible sadness that you cannot tell where one ends and the other begins. 622 more words

The Berkshires, MA Edith Wharton's The Mount

The Mount, the home of Edith Wharton (1862-1937), is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that celebrates her intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy. In 1902 Edith Wharton designed and built The Mount as a country retreat where she wrote both… 435 more words


A Quick Round Up

Life seems to have run away with me again and before I knew it, I was five books down without a blog post to show for it. 836 more words

Book Review

Goodbye, July - and August reading plans!

I’m really not sorry to see the back of July – it was a long and busy month, and I spent a lot of it reading one book, Dostoevsky’s “The Adolescent” (the review for which will be appearing in the next Shiny New Books). 344 more words

Review: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, Penguin English Library Edition, 1905, 400p.

5 out of 5 stars.

House of Mirth is sensational. A true classic in every sense of the word, it immerses the reader deep into the world of Lily Bart and drags you down with her. 582 more words