The Glimpses of the Moon (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Glimpses of the Moon (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Edith Wharton
     
 

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Genteel newlyweds Nick and Susy Lansing are accustomed to the best things in life, but recently are without funds. Their marriage of convenience includes a pact to sponge off wealthy friends and to seek better matches for themselves. That, at least, is the plan…

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Genteel newlyweds Nick and Susy Lansing are accustomed to the best things in life, but recently are without funds. Their marriage of convenience includes a pact to sponge off wealthy friends and to seek better matches for themselves. That, at least, is the plan…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411443341
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
388
Sales rank:
886,174
File size:
347 KB

Meet the Author


Edith Wharton (1862–1937) was an acclaimed chronicler and keen observer of privileged society, novelist, and short story writer. Her novel The Age of Innocence made her the first female Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction in 1921. She is the also the author of The House of Mirth and Ethan Frome.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 24, 1862
Date of Death:
August 11, 1937
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France
Education:
Educated privately in New York and Europe

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The glimpses of the moon 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read House of Mirth by Edith Wharton and liked it so much that I sought out another book by the same author. Glimpses of the Moon has a similar theme as House of Mirth - a central character craving a wealthy lifestyle but lacking the means to achieve it. However, this topic is treated with a lighter touch in Glimpses of the Moon than in House of Mirth. A subtle humor comes through in Glimpses of the Moon that is absent in House of Mirth. Susy Lansing, the central character, has a more positive outlook than Lily Bart in House of Mirth. Unlike Lily who is overwhelmed by her desires and the inability to achieve them, Susy is strong enough to look beyond her circumstances and discover what truly matters in life. The book kept me interested from beginning to end, because up until the last paragraph I did not know how it was going to turn out. It was a delight to read, and I recommend it highly. I love the novels of Edith Wharton and other classic women authors from the 19th and early 20th century because they are able to convey human desire, emotion and sensuality without the gratuitous sex that is unfortunately so central in most modern romance fiction.
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