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The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton - Part 2

Edith Wharton

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Early Short Fiction stories

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Trimmle wavering expressively on the threshold as if in rebuke of such offhand acquiescence; then her retreating steps sounded down the passage, and Mary, pushing away her papers, crossed the hall, and went to the library door. It was still closed, and she wavered in her turn, disliking to disturb her husband, yet anxious that he should not exceed his normal measure of work. As she stood there, balancing her impulses, the esoteric Trimmle returned with the announcement of luncheon, and Mary, thus impelled, opened the door and went into the library.

Boyne was not at his desk, and she peered about her, expecting to discover him at the book-shelves, somewhere down the length of the room; but her call brought no response, and gradually it became clear to her that he was not in the library.

She turned back to the parlor-maid.

"Mr. Boyne must be . . . Read More

Community Reviews

Kindle edition. Wonderful stories.

Loved it! Big fan of Lola Edith, and this is a nice way to get the wit and the razor-sharp observations of her writing in small, easy-to-digest morsels. You get glimpses of her powers at their height in these stories - including a ghost story, a period piece set in Venice, and a fable - but also...more

The Verdict is my favourite.