Summer

Paperback | August 26, 2015

byEdith Wharton

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'Can't you see that I don't care what anybody says?' Charity Royall lives in the small New England village of North Dormer. Born among outcasts from the Mountain beyond, she is rescued by lawyer Royall and lives with him as his ward. Never allowed to forget her disreputable origins Charity despises North Dormer and rebels against the stifling dullnessof the tight-knit community surrounding her. Her boring job in the local library is interrupted one day by the arrival of a young visiting architect, Lucius Harney, whose good looks and sophistication arouse her passionate nature. As their relationship grows, so too does Charity's conflict with herguardian; darker undercurrents start to come to the surface. Summer is often compared to Wharton's other New England story, Ethan Frome, and it shares the same intensity of feeling and repression. Wharton regarded it as one of her best works, and its compelling story of burgeoning sexuality and illicit desire has a strikingly modern and troubling ambiguity.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expertintroductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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'Can't you see that I don't care what anybody says?' Charity Royall lives in the small New England village of North Dormer. Born among outcasts from the Mountain beyond, she is rescued by lawyer Royall and lives with him as his ward. Never allowed to forget her disreputable origins Charity despises North Dormer and rebels against the ...

Laura Rattray has published widely on the life and work of Edith Wharton, serving on the executive board of the Wharton Society (2007-9) and the editorial board of The Edith Wharton Review (2008-present). She has edited The Unpublished Writings of Edith Wharton (2 vols, 2009) and Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country: A Reassessmen...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pagesPublished:August 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198709986

ISBN - 13:9780198709985

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