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The Touchstone
     

The Touchstone

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by Edith Wharton
 

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Desperate for money so that he may marry, Stephen Glennard sells the loves letters that a famous, recently deceased author penned to him, but when he is haunted by crippling guilt over the source of his fortune, Glennard turns to his wife for guidance and forgiveness.

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Desperate for money so that he may marry, Stephen Glennard sells the loves letters that a famous, recently deceased author penned to him, but when he is haunted by crippling guilt over the source of his fortune, Glennard turns to his wife for guidance and forgiveness.

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Library Journal
Wharton's 1900 novel is a money-can't-buy-happiness tale. Down-on-his-luck Stephen Glennard sells a collection of letters from a celebrated dead author. His decision to market the letters gets him money and an entrance into society, but a mystery contained in the missives haunts him. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940022280425
Publisher:
New York Scribner
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
160 KB

Meet the Author

Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 - August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

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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