Old New York

Old New York

The four novellas collected here, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Age of Innocence, brilliantly capture New York of the 1840s, ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Originally published in 1924, this outstanding quartet includes False Dawn, about a rocky father/son relationship; The Old Maid, the best known of the four, in which a young woman’s…

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The Making of Americans in Paris, The Autobiographies of Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein

The Making of Americans in Paris, The Autobiographies of Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein

While living in Paris at the beginning of the twentieth century, expatriate American writers Edith Wharton (1862-1937) and Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) never crossed paths. Even so, they did rub shoulders in print, in autobiographical essays published by “The Atlantic Monthly” in 1933. Noel Sloboda shows that the authors pursued many of the same professional goals…

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Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome

On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondriacal wife Zeena. When Zeena’s young cousin Mattie Silver is left destitute, the only place she can go is Ethan’s farm.

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