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The Touchstone by Edith Wharton
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May 02, 11

Read in May, 2011

My 100th book on Goodreads! I intentionally made it a work by Edith Wharton. She is one of my favorite authors and deserved the distinction of my 100th book. Once again she has so eloquently written of the anguish of men's souls when confronted with their own weakness and pride, particularly in their relationships with women. This was illustrated when the main character Glennard contemplated this thought, ' one felt if she had been prettier she would have had emotions instead of ideas.' Maybe this was not unique to the character, but a common held opinion of men in the early 1900's but as the story evolves you realize he has no ability in understanding the value of a woman. Yet it is a woman that gives him the greatest insight of all in the last line of the book. Great story!
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Marti 100 books on Goodreads...Wow! I'm impressed..I'm proud. Do you read them all on a Nook or whatever?


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