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Subject: Finished my February Classic Challenge bok
Date Posted: 2/12/2010 11:40 AM ET
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I just finished my second challenge book, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.  This was for the "writer new to me" category.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the rites and rituals of "old New York."  I also enjoyed (not quite the right word) the way the wife stymies her husband each time that he is about to confess to her and change his life.

Date Posted: 2/12/2010 1:44 PM ET
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I've only read Wharton's Ethan Frome which I enjoyed very much so I am interested in some of her other works.

I have The House of Mirth on my TBR.

So TheAge of Innocence is pretty good, eh?  Cool!

Date Posted: 2/12/2010 3:45 PM ET
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Tome, it seemed a little slow to me at first (but that might have been because hubby, as always, had the TV on).  Then, when I could read in peace and quiet, I really got into it.

Date Posted: 2/12/2010 9:59 PM ET
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I really liked Age of Innocence, but House of Mirth is one of my favorites.