by Edith Wharton
They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.
I love Edith Wharton.405 more words
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, Wordsworth edition paperback, 1911, 117p.
I picked up this Wharton in the wrong season – sweltering through a series of 40C days in Australia while the cast of characters in Ethan Frome were freezing through snow and a general feeling of melancholy. 267 more words
It’s no secret why so many of us have major literary girl crushes on Edith Wharton. Whether she was writing about New York’s gilded age or life in sleepy, small town New England, Wharton was the queen of social commentary, and she did it with wit, charm, and impossible-to-forget characters. 621 more words
A seemingly simple story which encompasses a very well-liked plot-line, one of a love which is not possible due to circumstances. Not merely the ending of this novel was surprising, but every single element of it seemed to exhibit something much more profound than what was put on the page. 494 more words