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The Children - Edith Wharton, Marilyn French
The Children
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4.00 30
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781844082926 (184408292X)
Publisher: Virago UK
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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3.0 Children (Virago Modern Classics)
In some ways, Wharton’s The Children reads like a strange combination of Henry James’ What Maisie Knew and Nabokov’s Lolita. With those two stories in mind, one would think that Wharton’s story would be equally “sensational” in both mood and tone. It’s not. Through all of the changes that do occur ...
Nitya rated it
3.0 The Children (VMC)
I love Edith Wharton, so I was bound to enjoy this book and I did. Enough and more has been said about her easy writing style - a pleasure to read. Characters as usual believable and sharply etched. At the end of teh book, I was overwhelmed with the intensity of my feelings for Boyne - feelings of p...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
Am re-reading it and somehow can't enjoy it as much as before because EACH TIME Rose Sellars pops out the only thing I can think of is how manipulative calculative perfectly machiavellian woman she is. Each response, each gesture, each mimic is calculated to control Martin without him realizing it. ...
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4.0 The Children
"He was caught body and soul--that was it; and real loving was not the delicate distraction, the food for dreams... it was this perpetual obsession, this clinging nearness, this breaking on the rack of every bone, and tearing apart of every fibre. And his apprenticeship to it was just beginning..."T...
wealhtheow rated it
This is the only Wharton story I can think of that has children as the main characters; she's surprisingly good at writing them. The basic tale follows a middle-aged man who, through a shipboard friendship with a young woman, becomes the nominal guardian of seven children. The children's parents, al...
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