Old New York Edith Wharton

Old New York

Author: Edith Wharton
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Book Title
Old New York
Author
Edith Wharton
ISBN
9780020383147
The four short novels in this collection by the author of The Age of Innocence are set in the New York of the 1840s, '50s, '60s, and '70s, each one revealing the tribal codes and customs that ruled society, portrayed with the keen style that is uniquely Edith Wharton's. Originally published in 1924 and long out of print, these tales are vintage Wharton, dealing boldly with such themes as infidelity, illegitimacy, jealousy, the class system, and the condition of women in society. Included in this remarkable quartet are False Dawn, which concerns the stormy relationship between a domineering father and his son; The Old Maid, the best known of the four, in which a young woman's secret illegitimate child is adopted by her best friend -- with devastating results; The Spark, about a young man's moral rehabilitation, which is sparked by a chance encounter with Walt Whitman; and New Year's Day, an O. Henryesque tale of a married woman suspected of adultery. Old New York is Wharton at her finBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Edith WhartonPublisher: Scribner Book CompanyPublished: 03/01/1995ISBN: 9780020383147Pages: 320Weight: 0.60lbsSize: 7.98h x 5.44w x 0.72dReview Citations: Library Journal 04/01/1995Publishers Weekly 02/20/1995
The four short novels in this collection by the author of The Age of Innocence are set in the New York of the 1840s, '50s, '60s, and '70s, each one revealing the tribal codes and customs that ruled society, portrayed with the keen style that is uniquely Edith Wharton's. Originally published in 1924 and long out of print, these tales are vintage Wharton, dealing boldly with such themes as infidelity, illegitimacy, jealousy, the class system, and the condition of women in society. Included in this remarkable quartet are False Dawn, which concerns the stormy relationship between a domineering father and his son; The Old Maid, the best known of the four, in which a young woman's secret illegitimate child is adopted by her best friend -- with devastating results; The Spark, about a young man's moral rehabilitation, which is sparked by a chance encounter with Walt Whitman; and New Year's Day, an O. Henryesque tale of a married woman suspected of adultery. Old New York is Wharton at her fin

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Published: 03/01/1995
ISBN: 9780020383147
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 7.98h x 5.44w x 0.72d

Review Citations: Library Journal 04/01/1995
Publishers Weekly 02/20/1995
The four short novels in this collection by the author of The Age of Innocence are set in the New York of the 1840s, '50s, '60s, and '70s, each one revealing the tribal codes and customs that ruled society, portrayed with the keen style that is uniquely Edith Wharton's. Originally published in 1924 and long out of print, these tales are vintage Wharton, dealing boldly with such themes as infidelity, illegitimacy, jealousy, the class system, and the condition of women in society. Included in this remarkable quartet are False Dawn, which concerns the stormy relationship between a domineering father and his son; The Old Maid, the best known of the four, in which a young woman's secret illegitimate child is adopted by her best friend -- with devastating results; The Spark, about a young man's moral rehabilitation, which is sparked by a chance encounter with Walt Whitman; and New Year's Day, an O. Henryesque tale of a married woman suspected of adultery. Old New York is Wharton at her fin

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Published: 03/01/1995
ISBN: 9780020383147
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 7.98h x 5.44w x 0.72d

Review Citations: Library Journal 04/01/1995
Publishers Weekly 02/20/1995