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Here and Beyond

Edith Wharton

Publisher: Open Road Media

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Age of Innocence explores the supernatural and other unknowns in six short stories.The acclaimed Gilded Age author travels around the world and into the unknown with these six tales.After recovering from a bad fever in a Swiss sanitorium, an American pays a social call to a friend’s lonely sister on the coast of Brittany, but his journey takes a terrifying turn in “Miss Mary Pask.”A wealthy resident of a small Massachusetts town hides a sinister secret inside his home and it’s piqued the interest of his neighbors in “The Young Gentlemen.”A Massachusetts farmer’s wife calls in help when her husband is visited by his dead ex-lover in “Bewitched.”Death, doubt, and distrust blossom in the deserts of Morocco at an American Baptist mission in “The Seed of Faith.”An American author working on his next book heads to Paris to speak with his subject’s late wife in “The Temperate Zone.”Recovering from serious illness, an American professor heads to the south of France, searching for quiet and seclusion in “Velvet Ear-Pads.” Inspired by the author’s own global travels, Here and Beyond is a mix of ghost stories, character studies, and social drama. It was originally published in 1926.

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