The Old Maid by Edith Wharton, Roxana Robinson

Literature & Fiction | Genre Fiction
The Old Maid
Title:
The Old Maid
Author:
Edith Wharton, Roxana Robinson
ISBN:
0486476855
ISBN13:
978-0486476858
Size PDF:
1403 kb
Size epub:
1626 kb
Publisher:
Dover Publications (March 14, 2012)
Language:
English
Other formats:
pdf, odf, mobi, cb7, azw, lit, ibooks
Rating:
3.9
Votes:
248
An unwed mother gives up her daughter so that the child can join New York City's fashionable society of the mid-1800s. Years later, on the eve of the girl's wedding, "Aunt" Charlotte's long-suppressed anguish surfaces.
Edith Wharton was a master of the novella form, and this tale of a mother's tragic sacrifice is one of her greatest contributions to the genre. It provides a fine example of her keen eye for observing and articulating the telling details of class and society. Available at last in a stand-alone edition, this enduringly popular story first appeared serialized in The Red Book Magazine in 1922 and later in an anthology. The basis for a successful Broadway show of the 1930s, it was later adapted into a popular film starring Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins.

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