Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday Sentence: The Age of Innocence

Sunday Sentence highlights the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, out of context and without commentary.


"What could he and she really know of each other, since it was his duty, as a "decent" fellow, to conceal his past from her, and hers, as a marriageable girl, to have no past to conceal?'

The Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton
page 40

12 comments:

  1. I think I'm going to find myself wishing that May dud have a past, just to even things out!

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    1. Audrey - If I remember correctly, this is a reread for you? I've read the first 5 or 6 chapters and can't wait to learn more about these characters.I just love Edith's way with words!

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    1. Carrie - I do, too! But how can I call myself a fan if I have never read her masterpiece?? It's high time I read this book.

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    1. Lisa - Only a few chapters in, but I can already tell it's going to be something special!

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  4. This would be where I hang my head. Not read it. I know, I need to be flogged. It is overwhelming sometimes to imagine what I want to read, and what I actually have time for.

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    1. Sandy - I have a few years on you and am just getting around to reading this one. I love blogging and reading blogs, but sometimes it just makes me feel so overwhelmed and inadequate... there are simply too many great books I want to read.

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  5. I like that sentence, it makes me want to pick up the book. I've never read any Wharton...

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    1. Oh, Sam - you must read Edith Wharton! Ethan Frome is short and a good introduction, but it's very different from her New York books. My favorite to date is The Custom of the Country.

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  6. I read this a hundred years ago -- Great sentence!!

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    1. Beth F - Wharton keeps reminding me why she is a favorite!

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