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The mother's recompense, Edith Wharton ; introduction by Louis Auchincloss

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The mother's recompense
Title
The mother's recompense
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Edith Wharton ; introduction by Louis Auchincloss
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mothers recompense
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Language
eng
Summary
Opening on the French Riviera among a motley community of American expatriates, The Mother's Recompense tells the story of Kate Clephane and her reluctant return to New York society after being exiled years before for abandoning her husband and infant daughter. Oddly enough, Kate has been summoned back by that same daughter, Anne, now fully grown and intent on marrying Chris Fenno, a war hero, dilettante, and social opportunist. Chris' questionable intentions toward her daughter are, however, the least of Kate's worries since she was once, and still is, deeply in love with him. Kate's moral quandary and the ensuing drama evoke comparison with Oedipus and Hamlet and lead to an ending that startled the mores of the day
Summary
Opening on the French Riviera among a motley community of American expatriates, <i>The Mother's Recompense</i> tells the story of Kate Clephane and her reluctant return to New York society after being exiled years before for abandoning her husband and infant daughter
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061939
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DLC
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1862-1937
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Wharton, Edith
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Auchincloss, Louis
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True
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  • Psychological fiction
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Riviera (France)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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The mother's recompense, Edith Wharton ; introduction by Louis Auchincloss
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000012509127
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner pbk. fiction ed.
Extent
xii, 272 p.
Isbn
9780684825311
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96024304
Label
The mother's recompense, Edith Wharton ; introduction by Louis Auchincloss
Link
Publication
Control code
000012509127
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner pbk. fiction ed.
Extent
xii, 272 p.
Isbn
9780684825311
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96024304

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