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Summer

By Edith Wharton

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| Paperback | 9780140186796

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A tale of forbidden sexual passion and thwarted dreams played out against the lush, summer backdrop of the Massachusetts Berkshires Edith Wharton called "Summer" her 'hot Ethan'. In their rural settings and their poor, uneducated protagonists, "Summe Continue

A tale of forbidden sexual passion and thwarted dreams played out against the lush, summer backdrop of the Massachusetts Berkshires Edith Wharton called "Summer" her 'hot Ethan'. In their rural settings and their poor, uneducated protagonists, "Summer" (1916) and "Ethan Frome" represent a sharp departure from Wharton's familiar depictions of the urban upper class. Charity Royall lives unhappily with her hard-drinking adoptive father in an isolated village, until a visiting architect awakens her sexual passion and the hope for escape. Exploring Charity's relation to her father and her lover, Wharton delves into dark cultural territory: repressed sexuality, small-town prejudice, and, in subtle hints, incest.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Come sempre Edith aspetta l'ultima frase per dare la stilettata mortale.

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    Claire N. said on Aug 12, 2012 | 3 feedbacks

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    Estate, forse perchè le immagini evocate dal titolo diano un po' di conforto al gelo che ti scende dentro leggendo questo libro. Per tutte le donne così stupide da credere ai sogni e alle illusioni. Per tutte le donne, quindi.

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    Pollapollina said on Jul 1, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    Certamente una Wharton minore. Moltissime descrizioni e una trama esile e scontata

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    Enrichetta said on Mar 13, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    bello, sfumato, anche nel dolore di una fine non scontata, ma nemmeno banalmente triste

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    Gonza Basta said on Jul 12, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    inizia benissimo e a poco a poco si sgonfia. sarà perché la protagonista è in effetti... viziata e insopportabile?
    ottimo, grandioso, caldo e sicuro lo stile.

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    inquisizione spagnola said on Sep 27, 2009 | Add your feedback

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