La récompense d'une mère
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EBook DescriptionAfter reading "The Age of Innocence", "The House of Mirth", and "Custom the Country" I thought I'd read the best of Wharton. La ré download; compense d'une mère EPUB EBook Not So! Wharton is always exemplary in portraying upper class New Yorkers and their staid customs. Some things are de rigueur and others just aren't allowed. Unlike her earlier gilded age settings "Recompense" takes place post World War I and there are cars, easier travel within and without the country, telephones provide easier communication. In her early twenties Kate ran from her rules worshiping husband, leaving behind her three year old daughter. Worse still a society playboy helped her escape and then dumped her and everyone who matters knows about it. She exiles herself to Europe and settles in with other rule breakers. They partially redeem themselves with good works during the war. Time moves on. Divorce is invented! More importantly others from her social set misbehave eclipsing her own scandal. When her husband and then her mother in law die Kate's daughter invites her back home to live with her. Kate is surprised at
how easily she fits back in, how nonchalantly her old cronies welcome her and how much her daughter cares for her. The one love affair she allowed herself during her exile comes back to haunt her threatening her new life however. Despite this Kate sees vistas of possible happiness, but ultimately she has to decide between speaking the truth and hurting her daughter or keeping secrets that are almost impossible to swallow. Sadly her real choice narrows down to deciding whether she wants to feel alone and alienated in NY or on the Continent. At least this is territory she's already familiar with. Like this book? Read online this: The Bishop's Daughter (Daughter of Lancaster County, #3), Socialist History Journal Issue 16.
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