Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Scribner; 1st Scribner paperback fiction ed edition (July 24, 1996)
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BOOK I. I. "Unexpected obstacle. They hadfound each other again, a few days later, in an old country house fullof books and pictures, in the soft landscape of southern England.
BOOK I. The presence of a large party, with all its aimless and s, had served only to isolate the pair and give them (atleast to the young man's fancy) a deeper feeling of communion, and theirdays there had.
Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper class New York "aristocracy" to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.
The reef refers to the emotional deep blue sea characters experience within themselves and the polite society in 1912.
She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Price doing so in 1920 for her masterpiece The Age of Innocence. She was wealthy but had a barren and unhappy marriage though she did have lovers. The reef refers to the emotional deep blue sea characters experience within themselves and the polite society in 1912.
She wrote novels of manners about the old New York society from which she came, but her attitude was consistently critical. Her irony and her satiric touches, as well as her insight into human character, continue to appeal to readers today. As a child, Wharton found refuge from the demands of her mother's social world in her father's library and in making up stories.
It was published by D. Appleton & Company. It concerns a romance between a widow and her former lover. The novel takes place in Paris and rural France, but primarily features American characters. In a letter to Bernard Berenson in November 1912, Wharton expressed regret regarding her novel, calling it a poor miserable lifeless lump.
She was educated by private tutors and governesses at home and in Europe, where the family resided.
In this novel, as in many of Wharton’s other well known novels, we see the eternal love triangle.
George Darrow, Anna Leath’s first love, is finally coming from London to propose to her. However, he drifts to an affair with Sophy Viner, Anna’s daughter’s naïve and young governess. Sophy’s relationship with Darrow and Anna’s family can threaten his success. In this novel, as in many of Wharton’s other well known novels, we see the eternal love triangle. With her sly and lovely writing style, Wharton delivers to us in this wonderful novel a cast of unforgettable characters and many unforgettable scenes which we can vividly imagine
Wharton wrote numerous novels the more famous being ‘The House of Mirth’ (1905), ‘The Reef’ (1912), ‘The Custom of the Country’ (1913) and ‘Summer’ (1917)
She was home schooled by private tutors and well groomed by governesses. Wharton wrote numerous novels the more famous being ‘The House of Mirth’ (1905), ‘The Reef’ (1912), ‘The Custom of the Country’ (1913) and ‘Summer’ (1917). She won a Pulitzer Prize for a novel she published in 1920 called ‘The Age of Innocence’. This made her the first woman to receive this award. This was a story about an aristocrat Newland Archer who is engaged to the wealthy and the beautiful member of the elite society, May Welland.
I’m not sure George ever had a chance at a fair shake.