ISBN: 0679725393
EAN13: 9780679725398
Language: English
Pages: 371
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 8" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.8 lbs.
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   Sometimes I need the harsh joy of Custom of the Country instead
This is one of the manuscripts of Robert Eharton that I approach with caution because there is so much pain in it as well as insight. I know I get something emotional from every reading, but I first check my new temporal temperature to see if I am up to it. Occasionally I need the hard joy of the country's customs, or the romance and regret of Age of Innocence. The woman's range is bizarre -- she can even do slightly grouchy if that's what you want.
 
5
   So sad. But so well done.
What might be the hardest thing to accept about this story is the fact that one can relate so easily to Lily Bart. I remember this book forever. However, while reading it, one should consider the society in which Lily Bart is part of and why this society chooses to base her value on circumstantial gossip. Here there are lessons to learn that will follow us into the present and the future.
 
3
   A wonderful book, but the printing is terrible
A fantastic book, but the printing is terrible. Cover art is produced badly. I am not talking about aesthetics just yet. It is as if it was issued when I printed it by an amateur operation. No text on the spine, the art and the lyrics are out of focus or come from a tiny digital file so that it seems out of focus. Terrible : Bizarre is the only name.
 
3
   Not worth the time - NOT like Jane Austen
There were no objections or the seller wrt. I was looking for something light to read before bed, similar to Jane Austen, and found this recommended on a blog. This is in the spirit of the Bronte sisters, wordy like Rebecca, but without the excitement and with the tedium and slowness of Mrs. Dalloway. If you are a Jane Austen fan looking for something fresh to read, I recommend George Eliot's Middlemarch by. I finished House of Mirth in my donation box as soon as I dumped it because none of us need this depressing and dull story.
 
1
   This review concerns only the edition I received .. not the book itself
The printing of this issue is absolutely atrocious. The novel itself is wonderful. I wanted to make a hard copy of it just for fun. This bad review is simply for Penguin Classics edition.
 
1
   This version jumbled on my kindle
The words are out of order and the sentences do not make sense. The more expensive version is now available!
 
1
   Terrible edition
I am not sure what really happened here, but this version is complete garbage. It is hardly English! Honestly, after the first page, it looked like it was written by running the whole thing through Google translate to Chinese and then back to English.
 
5
   Very good story but sad
I would recommend this powerful story of a woman who is struggling and constrained by the societal expectations she felt defined her identity.
 
4
   A Fine depiction of early 20th century New York high society
4 stars because I have little compassion for the idle. So beautifully written that I felt compassion for the set heroine in spite of myself. I would recommend it strongly to women in particular, but generally to those who are barred entry into the rarified air of the privileged rich.
 
5
   good for the price I paid.
I bought this to have something different to listen to at night while trying to sleep. She was a writer of incite, showing the inner thoughts of a woman of high society on the fringes of small society. I can see why her books are considered classic. I am only at the beginning of the book, so I don 't know much about it. I do enjoy the audio-visual rendition of the story from the reader. I don 't care for the main character, but I hope to get to know her. She is also in the late 20's and still young, so I hope she would be a different person when older.
 
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