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The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton
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Fun, shivery collection of ghost stories, most of which hinge on relationships past and present--or the past (dead?) impinging on the present. Wharton's a terrific writer, so even the slighter stories have an impact through scenery or storytelling. The best have that, plus a chill that lingers. My favorite stories are "Afterward," "The Triumph of Night," and "Pomegranate Seed." My favorite scene is the one with the woman with the broken ankle, alone in the snowbound house, making her way slowly down the slippery staircase....

[Side comments on this edition: the story summaries on the back cover are all wrong. And MUST every Wharton paperback mention/allude to her similarity/sympathy with Henry James? Who cares?]
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September 30, 2018 – Started Reading
September 30, 2018 – Shelved
October 12, 2018 – Finished Reading

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