27 September 2013

textbook love

" 'Oh, certainly, 'The Wings of Death' is not amusing,' ventured Mrs. Leveret, whose manner of putting forth an opinion was like that of an obliging salesman with a variety of other styles to submit if his first selection does not suit." Edith Wharton. "Xingu." Maureen Howard ed. Edith Wharton Collected Stories 1911-1937. New York: The Library of America, 2011. 3. Print.

" '...an old woman like me!' she added with a phosphorescent gleam of coquetry." Edith Wharton. "Coming Home." Maureen Howard ed. Edith Wharton Collected Stories 1911-1937. New York: The Library of America, 2011. 45. Print.

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