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  • blabbershere
    16.05.2022 - 2 hours ago

    The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

    - House of Mirth// Edith Wharton

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  • pemberlaey
    07.05.2022 - 1 week ago

    things in 19th century novels that bring me an immense amount of joy

    a passive aggressive pianoforte moment

    any country dance scene

    flower symbolism

    the love interest telling the heroine he loves her mid panic attack

    a women rejecting a marriage proposal from a man she hates

    hands

    when lore gets dropped via letter

    and, most importantly, the First Name Drop™

    #trust me I’m an expert I’m getting my MA in lit #tales from an english major #jane austen#p&p#victorian literature#charlotte bronte#jane eyre #north and south #elizabeth gaskell#charles dickens#henry james#edith wharton#emily brontë#wuthering heights#little women #louisa may alcott #jo march #dylan.txt
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  • ellenvanhelsing
    05.05.2022 - 1 week ago

    "She sang, of course, 'M'ama' and not 'he loves me,' since an unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Swedish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English-speaking audiences."

    from The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

    #The Age of Innocence #edith wharton#lit #this is why i love edith wharton #opera#wit#lol
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  • swiftiebooks
    03.05.2022 - 1 week ago

    Taylor Swift songs as books: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton || Dancing With our Hands Tied 📚

    Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence (1920) ensconced her as the first female winner of the Pulitzer prize and is regarded as the finest of her novels set in the 'Gilded Age' of 1870s upper-class New York. It follows Newland Archer, a gentleman lawyer whose upcoming marriage to the young May Welland is all set to be an illustrious society occasion. Though he may feel stifled by the confines his well-ordered life, which consists mainly of invitations to the latest elaborate dinner party and pretending to be interested in inane pieces of gossip, Archer has seldom questioned whether it can truly satisfy him - that is, until he falls violently in love with a woman to whom he is very much not betrothed. May's mysterious cousin Countess Ellen Olenska has returned to New York after a scandalous separation from her Polish husband and has set the whole town talking. It is she who will fatefully open Archer's eyes to the true hypocrisy and smallness of his world, as her vitality and the force of her commitment to living her chosen life throws his own into sharp contrast. Yet even as their tender love affair blooms into the only real thing he has, Archer must grapple with the part of himself that has only ever known how to conform. Articficial as they may be, even true love may not be enough to overthrow the weight of the old ways. In Dancing with Our Hands Tied Taylor sings of two lovers who feel inextricably linked to one another but must contend with the judgement of outsiders. The metaphor of dancing while bound or prohibited evokes the powerful anxiety felt by the narrator ('I had a bad feeling') even as the other reassures them 'there was nothing in the world that could stop it'. At this stage of the relationship Taylor is chronicling, she still feels the need to keep it secret and close to her heart in an 'invisible locket'. Meanwhile shadowy figures crowd the edges of the song, 'talking, putting us through our paces'. The symbolism of dances, and of the eyes of the public contrasting with private ritual, is also rife in Wharton's novel. Meanwhile the DWOHT bridge conjures imagined apocalyptic scenes of water rushing and rooms burning down at the end of everything. In the context of the song, it represents the point at which Taylor imagines she will let go of her fears, gaining strength through her lover. In the novel, however, Wharton more cynically heralds the eventual collapse of the so-called 'Gilded Age' through rather more tragic turns for her characters.
    Swiftiest quote: There they were, close together and safe and shut in; yet so chained to their separate destinies that they might as well been half the world apart. 
    #in honour of last night #the age of innocence #edith wharton#books#taylor swift #dancing with our hands tied #reputation#taylorswift#swiftiebooks#taylorswiftbooks#taylurking#taylornation
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  • freckleslikestars
    03.05.2022 - 1 week ago

    The Gilded Age

    The Age of Innocence (1993)

    #They screwed us over so bad with the MET gala this year and I WILL die angry about it #a little known fact about me is that the gilded age is my favourite era. For fashion for fiction for period dramas #My Gifs #I mean I certainly wouldn't want to be alive at the time #but aesthetically? yeah #the age of innocence #edith wharton#winona ryder #daniel day lewis #michelle pfeiffer #the gilded era #the gilded age
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  • waitineedaname
    03.05.2022 - 1 week ago

    ooh you guys wanna buy my books so bad

    I'm selling a bunch of the books I've accumulated over the past three years as an English major. they're all pretty good quality, the only real wear and tear being my occasional highlights/annotations in the margins, which enhances the quality of a book experience imo. if y'all are interested in one of them but don't know anything about it, you can message me and I can give you a more in depth description than the one sentence description I put on ebay, plus my own opinions on the book if you want it

    #I'm gonna tag a bunch of authors and literary movements applicable to this #edith wharton #elizabeth stuart phelps #michelangelo#nikolai gogol #louisa may alcott #flann o'brien#joseph conrad#fyodor dostoevsky#jane austen#kate chopin#kierkegaard#medieval literature#jean-paul sartre#albert camus#ancrene wisse #the custom of the country #the story of avis #the diary of a madman #at swim-two-birds#almayer's folly #notes from the underground #persuasion#the awakening #fear and trembling #existentialism is a humanism #caligula#existentialism#literature #english major blogging
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  • perfectquote
    01.05.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Do you remember what you said to me once? That you could help me only by loving me? Well, you did love me for a moment; and it helped me. It has always helped me.

    Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

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  • the-portrait-of-jh-lee
    30.04.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    This Month's Review...

    The Iliad: Homer

    It's a great book, but I feel like I'll have to read it one more time because I was very busy this month and couldn't fully absorb its beauty?
    The Iliad is a gripping war story involving both man and deity, which is already a great character list to begin with. I loved watching everyone die in great, gorey detail and I also enjoyed the drama atop Mount Olympus. Fuck Apollo though, all my homies hate Apollo. Patroclus and Achilles!!! Besties AND lovers, literally the best combination for ripping up my heart into a million pieces.
    It's poetic (obviously since it's written in dactylic heptameter), but also violent, like most epic poetry, and I live for that.

    Jude the Obscure: Hardy, Thomas

    This book was so fucking good! I'm impressed with Hardy's work!!!
    The human relationships in the story are imperfectly perfect for allowing the plot to advance? Like this is total genius? I cannot do this book justice, I'm so sorry :(
    I went through all five stages of grief (and so did Sue and Jude) after the death of Little Time (Jude j.r.). Man really killed his siblings and left a little note saying that they were a burden. And this is the begining of the story's turning point. Sue returns to Philiston, Jude to Arabella, and everything seems okay again. Until Jude freezes to death while trying to get to Sue and Arabella doesn't give a shit.
    Jude's life is a golden road, until it's not. He dreams of going to Chirstminster, but his myopia off-sets him to destruction and failure

    The Age of Innocence: Wharton, Edith

    Newland Archer, what the fuck. WHy is everyone in this book also miserable? At least they're rich, I don't even have money.
    Archer is engaged to May Welland and all seems well until her cousin, Ellen, comes to New York out of her abusive marriage with Count Olenski. Bam, shenanigans ensue. Archer catches feelings for Ellen and plans to leave May, but May is pregnant???? And so Ellen leaves America???? And then like twenty years down the line Archer and his son visit Paris and learn that Ellen lives there and Archer's kid goes to visit her but Archer does not?????
    Archer tests the world and norms he knows through Ellen, bringing a close to his "age of innocence". I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of New York high-society life and the happenings/turmoils of the Archers and all those that know them.

    Notes from a Dead House: Dostoevsky, Fyodor

    One of my top ten fr!!! I've already made a review for this book back in October, so you can take a look at it here.
    I think it's nice to reread books, I personally read a book three times: one for writing style, once for plot, once for both writing style and plot haha

    Greek Tragedy: Various

    I love myself a good tragedy. I really liked Oedipus Rex, but Medea is absolute gold!!! I passed my exam with ease because i was super into this unit on tragedy/drama haha
    I'm in awe at the genius of the tragedians, like fucking superb you funky little greek man!!!! I want what they have and I wish more tragedies were preserved so I can fangirl over them haha

    Plays: Chekhov, Anton

    I love Russian literature!!! I love Russian drama!!! I cannot stress the greatness of Chekhov and I feel guilty for not being able to do him justice like Hardy :(
    There is something about the work of Chekhov that just draws one into the more simple aspects of Russian life. I love Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, but sometimes I don't feel like reading about the Napoleonic Era or whacking someone with the blunt side of an axe, I crave simplicity and humanity.
    My favorite used to be The Seagull, but then I met Ivanov and my life changed FOREVER. For real that ending where Ivanov kills himself on his wedding day? Traumatizing. Also, I found it funny when Lyubov says "you big booby", childish I know-
    Ah, I'm definitely going to be reading this again soon.

    I know I haven't been reading a lot this month, but in my defense I was busy helping my last brain cell slay exams sooooo

    I want to get more reading and re-reading done in May, so i'm always open to recommendations :)

    Stay safe and I love you guys, thanks for all the love and support lately <3

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  • onlyberfin
    26.04.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    yanlış düşünebilir,yanlış anlayabilir veya yanlış yapabilirsin ama yanlış hissedemezsin

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  • p1325
    22.04.2022 - 3 weeks ago

    “Why do we call all our generous ideas illusions, and the mean ones truths?” ― Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

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  • diaryoftruequotes
    21.04.2022 - 3 weeks ago

    There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that receives it.

    Edith Wharton

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  • rapturousrot
    19.04.2022 - 3 weeks ago

    Her sombre violence constrained him: she seemed the embodied instrument of fate.

    Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome

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  • waltz-of-words
    19.04.2022 - 3 weeks ago

    “Everything may be labelled - but everybody is not.”

    ― Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

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  • the-portrait-of-jh-lee
    18.04.2022 - 3 weeks ago

    This Week’s Book Is…

    “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton

    I have looked high and low for this book and I’m so glad that I was able to get my hands on it!!!! I’ve wanted to read the works of Wharton for some time now and I know that she has more popular works like Ethan Frome and House of Mirth!

    Also, I changed my phone, so there’s a huge difference in photo quality now!!! I’m so excited to take lots and lots of pictures hehe

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  • waltz-of-words
    18.04.2022 - 4 weeks ago

    “Ah, good conversation — there's nothing like it, is there? The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.”

    ― Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

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  • faintingheroine
    16.04.2022 - 4 weeks ago

    “The affair, in short, had been of the kind that most of the young men of his age had been through, and emerged from with calm consciences and an undisturbed belief in the abysmal distinction between the women one loved and respected and those one enjoyed — and pitied”.

    From The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

    #the age of innocence #the madonna-whore distinction #nigar kalfa#hatice sultan #tagging blorbos from my shows #sorry Edith Wharton
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  • whartonists
    16.04.2022 - 1 mont ago

    UM HELLO??

    #FIRST i was processing the edith wharton thing and THEN i had to process that mr ritson namedropped #noted work of lgbt historical research gay new york? #by george chauncey? #in an interview? #and i didn't know about it? #anyway. this is ridiculous. glad 2 know we are all on the same page here though. #blake ritson #the gilded age
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  • waltz-of-words
    16.04.2022 - 1 mont ago

    “Everything about her was warm and soft and scented; even the stains of her grief became her as raindrops do the beaten rose.”

    ― Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

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  • waltz-of-words
    15.04.2022 - 1 mont ago

    “Why do we call all our generous ideas illusions, and the mean ones truths?”

    ― Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

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