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Posted September 13, 2012
Posted June 7, 2006
Wharton provides an ironic look into the 'Roaring Twenties.' The irony is that her story could take place today. The concerns of the young or not so young, the rich or not so rich, and the famous or not so famous parallel today's decadent, self-absorbed society. I couln't put this book down. As expected, Wharton's writing is remarkable. She was a master of the cynical tone and the use of irony, and she employed both in the creation of this incredible work. It's hard to believe it was out of print for decades.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 19, 2006
This book is fascinating describing the life of the rich and social in NYC, yet you never get to the point and I believe this is precisely what Wharton intended. An obvious example of the secrecy in the lives of the Manford/Wyant family is that the baby grandson is never named. After finishing the book I am left wondering, what really happened? Certainly left room for thought and speculation.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 7, 2012
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