Tag Archives: Edith Wharton

The Guardian’s 100 Best Novels by Robert McCrum, August 2015: two years in the making, 400 years in the writing…

      Still feeling bereft at having finished “Middlemarch” and determined to go the whole hog with more of those classic reads, when along comes another grandiose book list. Will this one stop the Sunday Times’ list from resting … Continue reading

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Literary Trail III – books based in and on the Big Apple

Simone de Beauvoir is apparently often quoted for maintaining that “There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless“, while Groucho Marx infamously declared that “Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book – … Continue reading

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“The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton (1920) – book review

Oh, what a discovery! Initially, found the book so sluggish, especially of course as nothing much actually happens in these aristocratic circles. Then, out of the blue, the pace quickens, the characters evolve (oh my gosh, May!!) and the whole … Continue reading

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