When a girl leaves her home at eighteen, she does one of two things. Either she falls into saving hands and becomes better, or she rapidly assumes the cosmopolitan standard of virtue and becomes worse ... 続きを読む
Can't you see that I don't care what anybody says?'
Charity Royall lives in the small New England village of North Dormer. Born among outcasts from the Mountain beyond, she is rescued by lawyer Ro ... 続きを読む
I tender these tales of the Jazz Age into the hands of those who read as they run and run as they read.'
Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) was Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories, and it con ... 続きを読む
Tom was a glittering hero once more - the pet of the old, and the envy of the young...There were some that believed he would be President yet, if he escaped hanging.'
In this enduring and internat ... 続きを読む
They lived in a kind of hieroglyphic world, where the real thing was never said or done or even thought, but only represented by a set of arbitrary signs.' Edith Wharton's most famous novel, written ... 続きを読む
Lambert Strether, a mild middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august ... 続きを読む
You you a nun; you with your beauty defaced and your nature wasted you behind locks and bars! Never, never, if I can prevent it!'
A wealthy American man of business descends on Europe in search o ... 続きを読む
The period of 1870 to 1940 saw the consolidation of the nation following the Civil War and the rise of the United States as a world power. The transformation of the novel during these years accompani ... 続きを読む
There's no baseness I wouldn't commit for Jeffrey Aspern's sake.'
The poet Aspern, long since dead, has left behind some private papers. They are jealously guarded by an old lady, once his mistre ... 続きを読む
She wanted to swim far out, where no woman had swum before.'
Kate Chopin was one of the most individual and adventurous of nineteenth-century american writers, whose fiction explored new and often ... 続きを読む