The touchstone

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An early but accomplished work by Edith Wharton, The Touchstone is a tale of money and moral compromise, and foreshadows some of the best novels of her later life. Stephen Glennard, an impoverished lawyer in the glamorous, money-driven society of New York, has one valuable possession: the letters written to him by the eminent and now-deceased author Margaret Aubyn. He has seldom read the letters--he took their writer for granted--but they assume an importance for Glennard when it becomes clear that their financial worth will ensure his future stability and pay for his marriage to the beautiful Alexa Trent. What he fails to realize is that Aubyn's ghost, once unleashed upon the reading public, will exercise an influence over his own life that reduces all his hopes and pleasure to ashes. American novelist Edith Wharton is known for her finely crafted stories of New York mores, including her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Age of Innocence.
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display_descriptionThe first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize, for her novel "The Age of Innocence", Edith Wharton was discouraged by her mother from pursuing her writing at an early age. Despite this she would go on to produce a prolific body of work which included many novels and short stories. Characteristic to her work is the subtle use of dramatic irony and having grown up in a prominent New York family she would become one the most astute critics of pre-World War I upper-class society. In the "Touchstone" we find the story of Stephen Glennard, who spurned the love of the tortured novelist Margaret Aubyn. When Margaret dies, Stephen, who is failing in his career, sees an opportunity to gain from her notoriety so that he may afford to marry his beautiful fiancée. In this short and charming work Wharton exhibits that true depth of love and human forgiveness.
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subject_facetAmerican literature -- 19th century
Electronic books
Love-letters -- Fiction
Married people -- Fiction
Rejection (Psychology) -- Fiction
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction
Wharton, Edith, -- 1862-1937
Women novelists -- Fiction
title_displayThe touchstone
title_fullThe Touchstone
The Touchstone [electronic resource] / Edith Wharton
The touchstone / Edith Wharton ; [foreword by Salley Vickers]
The touchstone [electronic resource] / Edith Wharton
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topic_facetAmerican literature
Electronic books
Love-letters
Married people
Rejection (Psychology)
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Wharton, Edith
Women novelists