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Summer | [Edith Wharton]

Summer

Summer details the sexual awakening of Charity Royall, who lives unhappily with her hard-drinking adoptive father in an isolated New England village. Lucius Harney, a visiting architect, awakens her sexual passion and her hope for escape. Exploring Charity's relation to her father and her lover, Edith Wharton delves into dark cultural territory: repressed sexuality, small-town prejudice, and, in subtle hints, incest.
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Summer details the sexual awakening of Charity Royall, who lives unhappily with her hard-drinking adoptive father in an isolated New England village. Lucius Harney, a visiting architect, awakens her sexual passion and her hope for escape. Exploring Charity's relation to her father and her lover, Edith Wharton delves into dark cultural territory: repressed sexuality, small-town prejudice, and, in subtle hints, incest.

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    Heimo Frankfurt, Germany 02-09-10
    Heimo Frankfurt, Germany 02-09-10
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    "good reader"

    i suppose if you are a huge fan of edith wharton you should see what this book is about. for me it was as depressing as ethan frome, without even a tenth of the magic.

    if you are looking for light romance, or even light literary romance, be warned. there is nothing light about this book.

    the reader has quite a nice voice, in fact it has been a few weeks since i listened to this and can still hear her voice in my head.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Petaluma, CA United States 01-14-13
    Dawn Petaluma, CA United States 01-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Wharton just can't let a woman have a good life"

    As a younger reader, I loved Wharton, so I thought I would revisit her again. Summer was okay. Nothing more. Nothing less. Not particularly original, either, but good enough to listen the whole way through. I can't really recommend purchasing the audio version. If you have to read it, go pick up a used copy at a book store or check it out for free from the library.

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