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The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
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Oct 16, 08

Recommended to Tyler by: Top 100 reading list
Recommended for: All; Literature Fans
Read in October, 2008

Superbly written naturalism. The words fit together in sentences like gemstones in a jewelry setting.
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message 1: by Newengland (new)

Newengland I want to hear about the missing star.

-- Mr. Half Empty ;-)


message 2: by Tyler (last edited Nov 16, 2008 04:50PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tyler The missing star stems from the fact that a story focused on the life of a wealthy woman at the turn of the last century is so removed from my experience I don't think I could ever have had a 5-star experience of the book, no matter what. So the four stars mean the author has done a remarkable job closing that wide experiential gap all the same.


Trust me -- you'll like it!


message 3: by Newengland (new)

Newengland It's #573 on my TBR List, I fear!


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

gemstones in a jewelry setting?


Tyler Oh yes -- Wharton shows a distinctive talent in this book, better even than The Age of Innocence. It rather dazzles.


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