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The Children

by Wharton, Edith

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Wharton, Edith. The Children. D. Appleton 1928 Stated First Printing, September, 1928. Black boards with Yellow titling and ornamentation. (1) on the last page of the text. Used. Very Good Condition/ No DJ Included. 347 pages. States (1) on the last page. Says "Moters" on page 135. New York & London. 5 5/8 X 7 7/8. A square, solid copy. RARE. Plot Summary: "First published in 1928, The Children is one of Edith Wharton's later novels, published when the author was in her mid-sixties. Like much of Wharton's fiction, it explores the moral complexities of socially unacceptable relationship – in this instance, one between a middle-aged man and a teenage girl."

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Wharton, Edith. The Children. D. Appleton 1928 Stated First Printing, September, 1928. Black boards with Yellow titling and ornamentation. Used. Good Condition/ No DJ Included. 347 pages. New York & London. 5 5/8 X 7 7/8. Signed by former owner in pencil on front end paper. A square, solid copy. RARE. Plot Summary: " First published in 1928, The Children is one of Edith Wharton's later novels, published when the author was in her mid-sixties. Like much of Wharton's fiction, it explores the moral complexities of socially unacceptable relationship – in this instance, one between a middle-aged man and a teenage girl ."

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Mary Riversong Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
021WhartonChildren
Title
The Children
Author
Wharton, Edith
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
No DJ Included
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Stated First Printing
Publisher
D. Appleton
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1928
Pages
347
Size
5 5/8 X 7 7/8
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
No DJ, Scandal, Social Sciences, Morality, relationships. lover, Society, Norm, reputation, Under-Age, Young Adult
Bookseller catalogs
women's Studies; 20th Century Literature;

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