Tuesday, April 22, 2008
New York Stories, Edith Wharton
I've always like Edith Wharton. I have read most of her novels. While I was in the New York Public Library I picked up this collection of short stories. I've read some, but will save most of it for break. Wharton is a wonderful story teller. Now that I've spent a week in New York City proper, walking around and visiting landmarks, I can visualize her settings much better. Her look at Victorian "society" in New York with its hypocrisies and high stakes is complex and enlightening.