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Book One: A Book by a Female Author

The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton

“Society is a revolving body which is apt to be judged according to its place in each man’s heaven; and at present it was turning its illuminated face to Lily.” … 248 more words


From the hive mind: "print culture" and beyond

The term “print culture” is being bandied about a lot among grad-student types these days. I heard it used a lot when we were interviewing candidates for jobs, I hear it when I go to conferences, I see it all over the place in CFPs (calls for papers) and conference announcements. 359 more words


It’s been a year since I graduated college, and this blows my mind. The passage of time is a funny thing, so I wanted to share a passage from one of my favorite novels, Edith Wharton’s 

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Prose & Poetry

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton: Wow! Wow! Wow!

I just finished reading The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton for the first time, and it has shot up to my short list of very-favorite books (which also includes… 963 more words

Discoveries From Learning

Ethan Frome, Dir: John Madden, 95min, 1993

Clearly this is an adaptation of a famed novel.  I wouldn’t know anything about that, except that there’s a bunch of user-created footage on youtube, and no official trailer, although you can watch this film there. 729 more words


100 Greatest Novels: The House of Mirth & The Alexandria Quartet

So I apologize for the length of time since the last 100 greatest novels post. I’ve only read two more from the list but the second one, … 973 more words


Review: The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The House of Mirth
is an exquisite, classic tragedy. Wharton’s creation, Lily Bart, is among the truly honest, tragic heroines – driven by her best instincts and her highest ideals to make choices that lead to sink further into the mire of her society. 163 more words

Leigh Verrill-Rhys