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The Fullness of Life by Edith Wharton & Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda

In her short story, “The Fullness of Life,” Edith Wharton wrote about a woman who dies. In heaven, she is met by the Spirit of Life, who rewards her with the chance to live for eternity with her soulmate, something she did not get to experience during her time on Earth. 1,076 more words

Edith Wharton


Patience and I have traveled hand in hand
So many days that I have grown to trace
The lines of sad, sweet beauty in her face, 105 more words


She knew herself by heart too, and was sick of the old story.

— Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

January Classic Challenge: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

One of my goals for this year is reading one classic book a month. I feel like I am constantly pushing old books off my TBR as so many new ones are published each year! 538 more words


Week 1: Watercolor Inspired by Edith Wharton's Kerfol

Welcome to Brush and Pen Project’s first art post! The above piece was inspired by Edith Wharton’s Kerfol. Though the story itself ends quite grimly, I wanted to create a piece that celebrated the bond between Anne de Cornault and her dogs. 54 more words


An Unending Winter: Ethan Frome

“ Life is the saddest thing there is, next to death….”- Edith Wharton

In my last blog post I had written about Summer, Edith Wharton’s novella set in New England which along with Ethan Frome marks a departure in her writing from her usual subject matter of New York high society.

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On Edith Wharton

“One of the brave things that Wharton does is to recognize the coexistence of the world of passion and the world of strictures. I don’t know another writer of her era who felt so seriously bound by the rules of society, and who took so seriously the great forces of emotion that were aligned against those rules.”

—Roxana Robinson in The Millions

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