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Top 5 Must-Read Short Stories

*photo taken in Norway

Not really familiar with short stories? Don’t know which one to start with? No worries, I can help! I feel like not a lot of people recommend short stories online, but seriously there’re lots of powerful, intriguing and unique short stories out there which everybody should go and read. 406 more words


“She Can’t Help It”: Revisiting Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth

Photo Credit: Book cover for the Dover Thrift Edition of Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth, 2002, uploaded 6 July 2008 by Wolf Gang: Wolf Gang/ 2,020 more words

Seeing Things

Lionel Trilling was primarily a critic though he wrote one novel which is quite remarkable and makes the reader wish he had written more. It is a political novel about the 1930s when intellectuals around the country and the world were flirting with Communism — the idealistic version that demanded that private property be eliminated and all are treated truly equally (a truly Christian ideal, surely). 917 more words

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Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

The book Ethan Frome is an interesting novel with a tragic ending.  The main character never finds the freedom he desires.

Toward the end of the story, there is an escape plan that goes horribly wrong.   45 more words

My Top 5 Favorite Authors

Alright, so this post is going to be a little short mainly because we are still getting to know each other. Think of this as our second date. 672 more words


The Age Of Innocence - Wharton

People change. Worlds change. But we don’t necessarily want such change, nor adjust very well. The technique I am most impressed with by Wharton in this splendid novel is her use of setting to move the story along, creating tension in the characters, and pushing them into rash actions. 796 more words

Fiction Writing

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In Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence there is a M. Rivière, a minor character, a plain-looking man at that, who was tutor to the nephew of the Archers’ London dinner hosts. 540 more words