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The Glimpses of the Moon - cover

The Glimpses of the Moon

Edith Wharton

Publisher: Open Road Media

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A tale about money and a marriage of convenience in 1920s New York by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Age of Innocence.   This novel by the author of Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth, and other classics follows a couple as they venture everywhere from a lakeside villa to a Venetian palace, enjoying an extended honeymoon at other people’s expense—until their calculations lead to complications.   “Nick and Susy Lansing, each suffering from a genteel lack of money, have married out of convenience rather than romantic rapture. Intending to live off the generosity of wealthy acquaintances, they have also agreed that each shall be free to pursue a more socially desirable mate. What they didn’t anticipate is that they would fall genuinely in love with each other. As Wharton tells their story, the sharp irony of both her prose and her characters bleeds into pools of true feeling.” —Kirkus Reviews

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