In novels like The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton demonstrated a remarkable talent for exposing the dark underbelly of American high society. In Sanctuary, the tale of doomed marriage propped up by the protagonist's altruism, Wharton further explores the question of whether it is our nature or our upbringing that determines one's character and moral fiber.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - seoulful - LibraryThing
A very entertaining psychological drama played out first between the main character, Kate Peyton, and her fiance and then later between mother and son. Kate becomes aware before her marriage of a ... Read full review
SanctuaryUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Originally published by Scribners in 1903, this is the story of Kate Orme, who marries a man of weak moral character. When they have a child, she fears that the sins of the father will be the sins of ... Read full review