Old New York (Enriched Classics)

Old New York (Enriched Classics) by Edith Wharton 074345149X 9780743451499
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The four novellas collected here, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author ofThe Age of Innocence,brilliantly capture New York of the 1840s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. Originally published in 1924, this outstanding quartet includesFalse Dawn,about a rocky father/son relationshipThe Old Maid,the best known of the four, in which a young womans hidden illegitimate child is adoted by her best friend, with devastating resultsThe Spark,involving a young man and his moral rehabilitation -- sparked by a chance encounter with Walt Whitman andNew Years Day,an O. Henryesque tale of a married woman suspected of adultery. Each reveals the codes and customs that ruled society of the time, drawn with the perspicacious eye and style that is uniquely Edith Whartons.Pocket Books enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This valume reprints the orginalNew York Times Book Reviewfeature onOld New York,a piece that helps fix the stories in the contemporary critical landscape. Also included are critical perspectives, suggestions for further reading, and a visual essay composed of authentic period illustrations and photographs.

Author: Edith Wharton

Language: English

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Pages: 304

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 2002-06-01


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