The Touchstone is my first book from Edith Wharton. Although I heard great things about her works, especially the Age of Innocence, I always put it off. The American author, who lived between 1862 and 1937, went down in history as the first woman to win Pulitzer in 1921. I’m so glad I’ve read her; she is a great woman!
The Touchstone tells the story of a man who is not very virtuous. A man who was loved but could not afford to love back. A man who publishes letters written by the woman who loves him to make money after the woman’s death. Afterwards, events growing like an avalanche and all the questions.
Either exist as you are or be as you look. I think Wharton wrote about the people who are not what they seem. Of course, there are lessons that a woman can give to a man from her grave, and the most important thing here is to see it. How long can regret and shiftiness go hand in hand? How far can one fight with his/her conscience? Wharton wrote beautifully about our internal conflicts. I will also read the Age of Innocence as soon as possible. Until then, with pleasure!
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Edith Wharton was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and 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. In 1921, she was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.
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