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eBook Summer ePub

by Edith Wharton

  • ISBN: 1453734805
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Edith Wharton
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Reprint edition (July 29, 2010)
  • Pages: 108
  • ePub book: 1460 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1288 kb
  • Other: txt lit lrf mobi
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 288

Description

He laid down the book he had been wiping, and stoodconsidering her in silence. She wondered if Miss Hatchard had senthim round to pry into the way the library was looked after, and thesuspicion increased her resentment

He laid down the book he had been wiping, and stoodconsidering her in silence. She wondered if Miss Hatchard had senthim round to pry into the way the library was looked after, and thesuspicion increased her resentment. I saw you going into her house justnow, didn't I?" she asked, with the New England avoidance of the propername.

Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper class New York "aristocracy" to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.

SUMMER is one of the best books Wharton ever wrote. Wharton had a pretty jaded view of the options women faced, and "Summer" is consistent with the bleak vision she first articulated in "The House of Mirth. Thumbs up on character development, irony, plot, dialogue, etc. Great read. It's only a few bucks more and will give you added perspective on the book and Wharton. There are passages in "Summer" to die for. Her descriptions of the New England countryside ripening into summer alongside her evocations of young Charity's blossoming sexuality are beautifully written.

A new Englander of humble origins, Charity Royall is swept into a torrid love affair with an artistically inclined young man from New York City, but her dreams of a future with him are thwarted. I loved this book so much more than I thought I would! It has all of the compelling romance and drama that one would expect from a short novella about the sexual coming-of-age of a young woman in a small New England town and, admittedly, that's what kept me turning the pages. Jenny Blounts, goodreads. Результаты поиска по книге.

the introduction blabs on and on about its eroticism, and how scandalous it is. so i have devised a little drinking game

the introduction blabs on and on about its eroticism, and how scandalous it is. so i have devised a little drinking game.

Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "SUMMER" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. She wrote novels of manners about the old New York society from which she came, but her attitude was consistently critical. Her irony and her satiric touches, as well as her insight into human character, continue to appeal to readers today.

She had two brothers, Frederic Rhinelander and Henry Edward.

Wharton broke the conventions of woman's romantic fiction by making Charity a thoroughly contemporary woman-in .

When World War I ended in 1918 she abandoned the fashionable urban address for the delights of the country at the Pavillon Colombe in nearby êt. Wharton was a commited supporter of French imperialism, describing herself as a "rabid imperialist".

"Summer" by Edith Wharton was published in 1917. The novel details sexual discovery of the protagonist, Charity. The novel experienced a surge in popularity after the author's death, in the 1960s. Wharton's important work is now available in this new edition.

Comments

Axebourne Axebourne
This story took place in the 1800's. The social rules that were in place at that time were covered very well and even though, they were very strict, they were not enough to control Charity Royal. She had been rescued from a group of backward mountain people as a child by Mr. Royal, the town lawyer. Growing up in his home she took his parenting for granted and was very rebellious. She fell in love with a young male visitor who took advantage of her. She became pregnant and her plan was to return to her family in the mountains. It is a story of love and disappointment and forgiveness. It is also told with such description that you feel the place and time come to life.
lifestyle lifestyle
I'm on the side of those reviewers who think this is one of Wharton's best. That it's a short novel does not diminish its skillfulness or impact. In fact, its concision is its great strength, and I think Wharton, who was a diligent editor of her own works, recognized that.

Other reviewers have revealed most of the story, which is unfortunate because its plot twists are best appreciated by first-time readers unaware of where the story goes and how it is resolved. (The first time I read it, I actually gasped aloud at several points.) I'd rather say something about its language and tone.

Nobody writes sentences with the clarity and precision of Edith Wharton. There are passages in "Summer" to die for. Her descriptions of the New England countryside ripening into summer alongside her evocations of young Charity's blossoming sexuality are beautifully written. Maybe this juxtaposition is a little obvious or even corny but it totally worked for me. Wharton's prose has always had an almost sensuous rhythm to it and it's never been put to better use than in this story of sexual awakening and first love.

The radical shift of tone in "Summer" is also remarkable. (Spoiler ahead.) There is a slight sense of foreboding from the beginning but for the most part you feel drawn in to the sweet romance of this lonely and impressionable girl. Then - BOOM - reality sets in, and a heart-tugging idyll turns into a horror story. The scenes toward the end, especially the trip up and down the mountain, are nothing short of gothic horror. Wharton had a pretty jaded view of the options women faced, and "Summer" is consistent with the bleak vision she first articulated in "The House of Mirth."

"Summer" is beautiful, shocking, and very sad.

There are several editions of "Summer." Purchase the Penguin edition with the Intro by Elizabeth Ammons. It's only a few bucks more and will give you added perspective on the book and Wharton.
ℓo√ﻉ ℓo√ﻉ
"Summer" is one of those books that you will think about for a long, long time. Set in the small village of North Dormer in New England, this story unfolds far from Wharton's more famous world of the Van der Luydens and the Mingotts. "Summer" has a little of the feel of "Ethan Frome", but is painted in brighter colors. Our protagonist Charity Royall is naive and unsophisticated, yet she can face facts and deal with the consequences of her actions. We feel as if the Fates have moved to New England and have woven for Charity on a future over which she has little control. The bright summer skies and flowers are overshadowed by the Mountain which broods in the distance, and the reader has a sense of foreboding about Charity's future as she develops her relationship with the sophisticated Lucius Harney. She yearns to develop herself to his level of social ability and breadth of knowledge, all the while knowing her limitations in breeding and background. The reader admires her despite her unattractive faults, such as her undervaluing of what her guardian has given her. Often she is cruel and thankless. The end was, I thought, satisfying: Wharton did not do to Charity what she did to Lily Bart in "House of Mirth", and Charity seems to have learned to be--well--more charitable.

I liked this book more than I liked "Ethan Frome", "Twilight Sleep", or "The Reef". While "Summer" may not be in the same class as "House of Mirth" or "Age of Innocence", it is I think comparable to "Glimpses of the Moon".
Doomwarden Doomwarden
I feel "Summer" the companion work to Wharton's better known short novel "Ethan Frome". This work centers on the romance between Charity Royal a young woman living in a small town and Lucius Harney a young architect visiting the small New England town studying building structures. In many of Wharton's novel central the character is a woman who must face societal restrictions based on gender. Charity has a impetus temperament and deep emotional reserves. She falls for the academically inclined Lucius. However, her struggle against her emotions, the small own morals, and her humble past is movingly captured by Wharton. There's a very delicate balance between impending doom and ambitious hope with gives this work a captivating tension. "Summer" is one of Wharton's most vivid works.
Cointrius Cointrius
I loved this book. Partly because Edith Wharton wrote it but also because the story-line is soooo intriguing. Mountain girl, (I suppose one could say Hill Billy) now living at the foot of the mountain and in circumstances that are considerably improved, is the village librarian. Her "Mr. Right" arrives and together, the story evolves into what one assumes must be the standard conclusion. NOT so! As the reader you are desperate for things to go right and, just when you think they have a slim chance, whack and downward and outward they tumble, not once but a number of times. And I so wanted her to succeed, and in a strange, somewhat resigned way, she does. But, had I been there I know all she needed was a hug, a long term, soothing and fix-it hug. My arms ache. Read it. Edith Wharton writes in a class of her own.