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Jul. 28th, 2009 12:03 am
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"The virtues, she once explained to me, are like bonnets: the very ones that look best on other people may not happen to suit one's own particular style; and, she added, with a slight deflection of metaphor, that none of the ready-made virtues ever had fitted her: they all pinched somewhere, and she'd given up trying to wear them."
-Edith Wharton, "The Rembrandt"

Date: 2009-07-28 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
You should read some Oscar Wilde. If you like that quote, he'd be right down your alley. -- Steve

Date: 2009-08-01 07:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] margaret-d.livejournal.com
What are you reading? I have never found anything by Edith Wharton very satisfying except Age of Innocence (wonderful wonderful wonderful book). Have you found something else by her that´s actually good? Please share! Cute quote.

Date: 2009-08-01 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] happychemist.livejournal.com
I am currently reading an anthology of her short stories: The New York Stories of Edith Wharton (http://www.amazon.com/Stories-Edith-Wharton-Review-Classics/dp/1590172485/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249130649&sr=8-1)

I am very much enjoying myself. I have no other frame of reference, as this is my second foray into Wharton after Age of Innocence, which you know I loved. But I love this collection.

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