The Glimpses of the Moon

The Glimpses of the Moon

by Edith Wharton
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The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton

Set in the posh milieu that Wharton knew so intimately, The Glimpses of the Moon is a sweeping portrait of a couple caught up in the trappings of privilege-and driven by a reckless, all-consuming ambition....

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ISBN-13: 9781596743854
Publisher: Neeland Media LLC
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

American novelist Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of books and short stories. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton used her insider's view of the privileged classes and matched it with her wit to write humorous novels with psychological insight. She was well acquainted with literary and public figures, including Theodore Roosevelt.

Her book The Age of Innocence (1920) won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for literature, making her the first woman to win the award. Her novels are often characterized by dramatic irony. Wharton was born into an upper-class family, and often portrays New York's elite set in a wry, critical light.

Her other novels include The House of Mirth and Summer.

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


Educated privately in New York and Europe

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The glimpses of the moon 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read House of Mirth by Edith Wharton and liked it so much that I sought out another book by the same author. Glimpses of the Moon has a similar theme as House of Mirth - a central character craving a wealthy lifestyle but lacking the means to achieve it. However, this topic is treated with a lighter touch in Glimpses of the Moon than in House of Mirth. A subtle humor comes through in Glimpses of the Moon that is absent in House of Mirth. Susy Lansing, the central character, has a more positive outlook than Lily Bart in House of Mirth. Unlike Lily who is overwhelmed by her desires and the inability to achieve them, Susy is strong enough to look beyond her circumstances and discover what truly matters in life. The book kept me interested from beginning to end, because up until the last paragraph I did not know how it was going to turn out. It was a delight to read, and I recommend it highly. I love the novels of Edith Wharton and other classic women authors from the 19th and early 20th century because they are able to convey human desire, emotion and sensuality without the gratuitous sex that is unfortunately so central in most modern romance fiction.
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