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The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
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Aug 08, 10

bookshelves: audiobook, fiction, novel-research
Read in December, 2009

This book took my breath away with the amazing deliberateness of the writing. Wharton's prose is exquisite; it is so clear that she chose each word with care and made certain to convey the exact meaning intended. It is like poetry in its efficiency. What a joy, after reading so much junk, to experience something so sharp, intelligent, complex, crystalline.
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