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The Pelican and Other Stories
Edith Wharton (1862-1937), born Edith Newbold Jones, was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humourous and incisive novels and short stories. Wharton was well-acquainted with many of her era's literary and public figures, including Henry James and Theo ...more
Paperback, 76 pages
Published April 11th 2008 by Dodo Press
(first published 2008)
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I have read and enjoyed Ethan Frome, but I must say, I just really didn't get "The Pelican." It went on and on, and in the end, I didn't see the point. I'm going to look for some critical interpretation to see if maybe my mind can't be changed.
Edith Newbold Jones was born into such wealth and privilege that her family inspired the phrase "keeping up with the Joneses." The youngest of three children, Edith spent her early years touring Europe with her parents and, upon the family's return to the United States, enjoyed a privileged childhood in New York and Newport, Rhode Island. Edith's creativity and talent soon became obvious: By the a ...moreMore about Edith Wharton...