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by Edith Wharton

ePub Summer (G K Hall Perennial Bestseller Collection) download
Edith Wharton
G K Hall & Co (September 1, 1996)
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Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper class New York "aristocracy" to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.

Publisher: G K Hall & Co, 1997.

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Complementing the complete text of Wharton s landmark novel, this extensive volume also includes a wealth of contextual material.

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Eighteen-year-old Charity Royall enjoys an idyllic summer romance with visiting architect Lucius Harney, a romance marred by her life in her poor mountain community and the amorous attentions of her guardian
  • [Note: do not read the spoiler review by "George & Georgia Eliot" on this site before you read the book (I'm glad I didn't) since the reviewer reveals the plot line even in the title of the review. Hey, thanks a lot. Don't you know you're supposed to put "spoiler alert" on things like that?] As for SUMMER itself, it was a delightful surprise from Wharton. One of the few books in which she actually admits that her characters have sex (oh, my) and actually does it tastefully and in strict accordance with the characters' natures and the plot itself. The ending was a stunning surprise, and this from a huge Wharton fan, who found this book accidentally for the Kindle. Thank you, those who made this book available for free, but I would've paid to read this one. SUMMER is one of the best books Wharton ever wrote. Thumbs up on character development, irony, plot, dialogue, etc. Great read. 5*

  • Reading Edith Wharton is a deep pleasure and a privilege. "Summer" reminds one of her powers to perceive both the outer and inner world in all their richness and complexity, and to recreate them in her perfectly chosen words and rhythms.She is also a natural storyteller, weaving her spell and drawing us in: unveiling her struggling, imperfect characters in all their passion and humanity, while placing them in a poetic/realistic world which is exquisitely and convincingly rendered.Both Charity Royall and Lawyer Royall are deeply realized people, each caught in the web of his history and character, while life--and the passing wind of Lucius Harney-- shows them its
    strength and bends them to what is meant to be. It is a magnificent and brave book, sexually unbridled, morally sophisticated, comprehending and empathetic. And can this woman write! I am so glad to have found it through Kindle.

  • Edith Wharton writing style is beautiful and The Age of Innocence is among my all time favorite books but this book fell short in my eyes. The "poor" world she tried so hard to convey seems almost forced. The main Character Charity Royall was rather unsympathetic and selfish. I mist say I was rather disappointed with the ending and not knowing what eventually happened with Lucius Harney.

  • I get the impression that academics and critics place great value on this short work of this famous author. I read her books as I eat my vegetables because I believe both are good for me. I am not the ideal reader as I am a man who slipped from middle to old age some years ago. This book gives a view of a brief period of time and focuses on people who didn't particularly interest me. In reading about this book, I gather that true Wharton scholars are impressed yet puzzled by her ultimate purpose in this book. I am not sure it excuses my confusion.

  • Love this book. Read it as a junior in high school. The print on this book, honestly, looks like someone photocopied the pages. If you look at who the publisher is, then you might not be too surprised. The whole story is there though, and that's all that matters!

  • Filiquarian, the publisher of this edition, is in the e-book business. This is NOT made clear on the Amazon page. The item turns out, except for its pretty cover, to be an inelegant print-out of an e-edition -- inelegant because like all such print-outs it is a bare-bones agglomeration of large-print pages (no introduction, of course) and unlike "real" books, this one (whch is generally true of printed e-books) displays the text with annoying double-spaced white space between each paragraph, much like the text in many children's books, so that for an adult reader, the reading experience feels choppy,instead of flowing naturally. This edition, except for the glossy cover, might as well have been done on the Amazon office photocopy machine. Edith Wharton is a fine and sophisticated writer and deserves a better presentation. Above all, Amazon ought to inform the customer when a "book" it is offering is nothing more than a print-out of an e-book. Summer is a good book; buy a different edition.

  • This book, dealing rather heavily on youth, sexuality and betrayal, might seem out of date to today's blase' teens, growing up in a world where over-the-top sexuality comes oozing out of every pore of the omnipresent media, and many of them have not only seen it all, but done it all.

    However, it is beautifully and sensitively written, and one can well imagine that in its time (World War I era), it was not considered appropriate reading for the young (or old) of the gentrified class of which Wharton herself was so well known a member.

    The naivete' of it's protagonist brings about an unhappy and bitter lesson in the machiavellian nature of men when pursuing sexual pleasure - I must say that although there were dark foreshadowings, I was surprised that things turned out quite as harshly as they did, given the historical and social context of Miss Wharton's work. Finally, the "resolution" at its conclusion is neither neat nor complete.

    Quite a story for the genteel Miss Wharton and highly recommended.