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The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton
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Feb 03, 2012

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bookshelves: 2012-reading-challenge

Based on what I know of Wharton's personal life this story is true to her personal life and experiences. And I can't help feeling sorry for her. She writes like this is the way life is and that it is the same way everywhere and cannot be helped or changed. I understand that times were different then and to some degree I can identify with some of the social moires (some of the rules of entering proper society have not changed all that much) However, I think she is was wrong to make us think that happy marriages were the exception rather than the rule back then. She completely leaves out religion and morality at a time when that was still an important part of society no matter what class you were in. I wouldn't say I liked the book but I didn't dislike it either. I see the book being written from the author's own personal experience
and I wish she could've seen and experienced a happier life.

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