Sanctuary

Sanctuary

2.5 4
by Edith Wharton
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Edith Wharton was a prominent American author in the early 20th century. Wharton won the Pulitzer Prize and was also nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature on 3 different occasions. Wharton's writing was notable for its wit and psychological insight, especially when commenting on the American upper class.

Sanctuary is a short novel that tells the story of Kate

Overview

Edith Wharton was a prominent American author in the early 20th century. Wharton won the Pulitzer Prize and was also nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature on 3 different occasions. Wharton's writing was notable for its wit and psychological insight, especially when commenting on the American upper class.

Sanctuary is a short novel that tells the story of Kate Orme who seems to have the perfect life with a wealthy husband and a young son. However, Kate soon learns that all is not as it once seemed.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Originally published by Scribners in 1903, this is the story of Kate Orme, who marries a man of weak moral character. When they have a child, she fears that the sins of the father will be the sins of their son. Kate dedicates herself to instilling morality in the boy as he grows, especially after her husband dies. This is a typical Wharton examination of upper-crust society strewn with flaws. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
"It is good, ethically and artistically, to read and read again a book with such a lift."—New York Times

"A striking little book, striking in its simplicity and penetration, its passion and restraint."—Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781535423946
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/22/2016
Pages:
44

Meet the Author

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) is the author of many critically acclaimed novels, including The Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome, and The House of Mirth.

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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Sanctuary 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago