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by Edith Wharton
The Custom of the Country
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  • Fiction
  • 1913
  • Autor: Edith Wharton
The novel is about a Midwestern girl, Undine Spragg, who was born into a nouveau riche family. She lives in the province, but dreams of a completely different life. To get into the high society of New York, and then conquer Europe and the whole world, the provincial is ready to sacrifice even the closest people. Spragg intends to overcome many obstacles to achieve his goal, because her main dream remains a high position in society....
Number of pages: ~ 318 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.9/5

by Edith Wharton
The Fruit of the Tree
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Edith Wharton - author of more than twenty novels and ten collections of short stories - the first woman writer to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Such works of Wharton, such as "Resident of Joy," "Ethan From," "The Age of Innocence," "The Fruit of the Tree," were included in the golden fund of American literature. The novel "The Age of Innocence" formed the basis of the film of the same name by Martin Scorsese, which received recognition and popularity. The confrontation of the individual and society, the clash of generally accepted moral principles and sincere deep feelings inevitably lead...
Number of pages: ~ 394 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.8/5

by Edith Wharton
The House of Mirth
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  • Fiction
  • 1905
  • Autor: Edith Wharton
“The heart of the wise is in the house of weeping, and the heart of the foolish is in the house of fun,” warned the biblical Ecclesiastes. So for the young beauty Lily Bart, New York at the turn of the century symbolizes not only the Golden Age, but the golden cage. Only a profitable marriage will help her regain the high position lost by the Bart family as a result of her father's bankruptcy - but over and over again Lily misses a profitable chance, consumed either by the demon of self-destruction, or by the expectation of great love. And not without reason she was compared with another...
Number of pages: ~ 290 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4/5