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Twilight Sleep - Edith Wharton, Laura Duffy, Brooke Zimmer
Twilight Sleep
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Out of print for several decades, here is Edith Wharton's superb satirical novel of the Jazz Age, a critically praised best-seller when it was first published in 1927. Sex, drugs, work, money, infatuation with the occult and spiritual healing -- these are the remarkably modern themes that animate... show more
Out of print for several decades, here is Edith Wharton's superb satirical novel of the Jazz Age, a critically praised best-seller when it was first published in 1927. Sex, drugs, work, money, infatuation with the occult and spiritual healing -- these are the remarkably modern themes that animate Twilight Sleep. The extended family of Mrs. Manford is determined to escape the pain, boredom and emptiness of life through whatever form of "twilight sleep" they can devise or procure. And though the characters and their actions may seem more in keeping with today's society, this is still a classic Wharton tale of the upper crust and its undoing -- wittily, masterfully told.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684839646 (0684839644)
ASIN: B000C4SQLO
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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5.0 Twilight Sleep
How much did I like this book. So much. It was like eating something really, really good with no after taste what so ever. I loved the social satire and it was so just right on and even if written in 1927, it's so relevant for our own era. Gourous, drugs, this "mal de vivre", the "I have to be activ...
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