Jun 03, 08
Read in November, 1999
Here is what I wrote in my journal at the time I read it:
>>Once I started it, I plodded through it to the end. I had to read it in graduate school. I must say that I found the ending to be a poignant one. I initially resisted the novel because it appeared to be a "teacup tragedy." And the image of the tea cups along with the formal dinners and the social gatherings seem to confirm this. Yet I found Edith Wharton to be more readable than Henry James [I had to read James as well for that class]. One thing I found interesting about the novel was the depiction of social codes and language. Characters would converse but often what was left unsaid was more significant.<<
I only gave it two stars not because it is bad, but because, it was, well "ok," which is what two stars is. I can say I read it, but I am not likely to revisit it anytime soon.