The Old Maid

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Courier Corporation, 2012 - Fiction - 72 pages
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In this short novella, set in the New York of the mid-1800s, Edith Wharton examines the constraints of a society where appearances count for more than geuine goodness.

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As her wedding day approaches, Charlotte Lowell reveals a long-hidden secret to her cousin, Delia Ralston: the foundling that she has been visiting as a charity project is actually her own daughter ... Read full review

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It was grueling to read this novella. Set in the upper crust of society in New York in the late 1800s, two cousins end up in a convoluted relationship. Secrets and sacrifices emotional suffering which ... Read full review

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The first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into a wealthy New York family. Her insider's view of high society during the Gilded Age informed her critically acclaimed novels and short stories. Wharton was also a travel writer as well as a trendsetting interior designer and landscape architect.

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