The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

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by Edith Wharton
     
 

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A compelling psychological novel that explores whether moral character is inborn or shaped by environment. "A striking little book, striking in its simplicity and penetration, its passion and restraint."—Times Literary Supplement

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A compelling psychological novel that explores whether moral character is inborn or shaped by environment. "A striking little book, striking in its simplicity and penetration, its passion and restraint."—Times Literary Supplement

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"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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812217926
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Pine Street Books Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,190,858
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.80(d)

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

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