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THE CHILDREN

by EDITH WHARTON

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


New York, New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1928. Copyright date is 1928, 1st printing in september, Black cloth over boards with gold lettering and design to the front and the spine. NO JACKET. Very rare book in this fine condition with no tears or bent pages nor any writing. some slight wear to the toe of the spine near the groove, binding is tight and straight, light tanning to the inside cover and fly leaf, front and back. Shelf wear to the head and toe of the spine and to the edges. a solid collectible book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Novel.


Book summary

A bestseller when it was first published in 1928, Edith Wharton's The Children is a comic, bittersweet novel about the misadventures of a bachelor and a band of precocious children. The seven Wheater children, stepbrothers and stepsisters grown weary of being shuttled from parent to parent "like bundles," are eager for their parents' latest reconciliation to last. A chance meeting between the children and the solitary forty-six-year-old Martin Boyne leads to a series of unforgettable encounters. Among the colorful cast of characters are the Wheater adults, who play out their own comedy of marital errors; the flamboyant Marchioness of Wrench; and the vivacious fifteen-year-old Judith Wheater, who captures Martin's heart. With deft humor and touching drama, Wharton portrays a world of intrigues and infidelities, skewering the manners and mores of Americans abroad.

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