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The Resource Twilight sleep, Edith Wharton

Twilight sleep, Edith Wharton

Label
Twilight sleep
Title
Twilight sleep
Statement of responsibility
Edith Wharton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Out of print for several decades, here is Edith Wharton's superb satirical novel of the Jazz Age, a critically praised best-seller when it was first published in 1927. Sex, drugs, work, money, infatuation with the occult and spiritual healing - these are the remarkably modern themes that animate Twilight Sleep. The extended family of Mrs. Manford is determined to escape the pain, boredom and emptiness of life through whatever form of "twilight sleep" they can devise or procure. And though the characters and their actions may seem more in keeping with today's society, this is still a classic Wharton tale of the upper crust and its undoing - wittily, masterfully told
Summary
A portrait of 1920s New York society. "7.30 Mental uplift. 7.45 Breakfast. 8 Psychoanalysis. 8.15 See cook". And so begins another day in the elegant, langorous world of the Manford family around whom this ironic and amusing study of a family drama revolves
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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061951
Cataloging source
DLC
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1862-1937
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Wharton, Edith
Dewey number
813.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3545.H16
LC item number
T83 1997
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Upper class
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Twilight sleep, Edith Wharton
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000013422967
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
318 p.
Isbn
9780684839646
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97037488
System control number
(OCoLC)37545574
Label
Twilight sleep, Edith Wharton
Publication
Control code
000013422967
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
318 p.
Isbn
9780684839646
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97037488
System control number
(OCoLC)37545574

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