Bunner Sisters is the third book I read by Edith Wharton after The Touchstone and The Age of Innocence. It is a delightful book that you can read in one sitting. If you love Edith Wharton, you will like it already, but if you are new to the author, I think it can give you brief and concise information about the author because it is very short. It can be an excellent choice for anyone looking for a book to read while travelling or cuddling up with tea. But, if you have a sister, you’ll enjoy it a lot more.
Bunner Sisters tell the story of two sisters who run a shop together in New York and live together in the same house. The lives of these two sisters, who spend their days doing the same things, working and trying to save money, change with a clock. The man who owns the shop where they bought the clock, suddenly interferes with the girls’ rather monotonous lives, and things start to change in a way that can never be the same again. Many topics such as poverty, brotherhood, love and loneliness are covered in the novel. It is one of those beautiful books that you can read quickly and with joy. Enjoy!
The Bunner sisters were proud of the neatness of their shop and content with its humble prosperity. It was not what they had once imagined it would be, but though it presented but a shrunken image of their earlier ambitions it enabled them to pay their rent and keep themselves alive and out of debt; and it was long since their hopes had soared higher.
Edith Wharton was an American novelist, short story writer, and so designer. Wharton drew upon her insider’s knowledge of the upper-class New York. “Aristocracy” to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age.
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