Xingu

Xingu

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by Edith Wharton
     
 

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A tale of the women who belong to a book club, and their attitudes toward society, each other, and most importantly...themselves. There is an unforgettable character here...Mrs. Ballinger. You will never forget her interactions with the group, and with herself.

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A tale of the women who belong to a book club, and their attitudes toward society, each other, and most importantly...themselves. There is an unforgettable character here...Mrs. Ballinger. You will never forget her interactions with the group, and with herself.

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ISBN-13:
2940015929447
Publisher:
Fiction Ebooks
Publication date:
10/31/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
36
File size:
26 KB

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Xingu 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RebeccaScaglione More than 1 year ago
Xingu by Edith Wharton: I loved this short, classic novel.  A group of six women engage in a Lunch Club with the point of basically being as pretentious as possible. A famous author who they have all read, all but Mrs. Roby who is the outcast of the group, comes to one of their Lunch Club meetings.  Osric Dane, the author, is so pretentious, so condescending, that she totally throws these polite, stuck up women off their game. Mrs. Roby saves the day by bringing up the concept of Xingu, which the other women pretend to know all about but really have no clue what she is talking about.  Mrs. Roby puts Osric Dane in her place, and leaves, with Osric begging to join her.  The other women are very taken aback and begin to argue with each other about Xingu, which they still have no idea what it is.   This book is sooooo high school, it's hilarious!  And it's super short, so you can get through it quickly (Only 48 pages according to Goodreads). I definitely recommend Xingu by Edith Wharton!  Have you ever faked knowledge of something to fit in? Thanks for reading,  Rebecca @ Love at First Book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unique, exceptional tale that is nearly unforgettable, especially "Mrs. Ballinger".