The Old Maid

Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048631071X
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The Old Maid from the Author: Edith Wharton. An unwed mother gives up her daughter so that the child can join New York City's fashionable society of the mid-1800s. Years later, on the eve of the girl's wedding, "Aunt" Charlotte's long-suppressed anguish surfaces. Edith Wharton was a master of the novella form, and this tale of a mother's tragic sacrifice is one of her greatest contributions to the genre. It provides a fine example of her keen eye for observing and articulating the telling details of class and society. Available at last in a stand-alone edition, this enduringly popular story first appeared serialized in The Red Book Magazine in 1922 and later in an anthology. The basis for a successful Broadway show of the 1930s, it was later adapted into a popular film starring Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins.

The Old Maid

Author: Zoë Akins
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573613362
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The Old Maid from the Author: Zoë Akins. This is a dramatic version of an Edith Wharton novel set in the 19th century. The Old Maid is an examination of class and society as only Edith Wharton could undertake. The story follows the life of Tina, a young woman caught between the mother who adopted her - the beautiful, upstanding Delia - and her true mother, her plain, unmarried "aunt" Charlotte, who gave Tina up to provide her with a socially acceptable life. The three women live quietly together until Tina's wedding day, when Delia's and Charlotte's hidden jealousies rush to the surface.

An Old Maid

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: 谷月社
ISBN:
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An Old Maid from the Author: Honore de Balzac. CHAPTER I. ONE OF MANY CHEVALIERS DE VALOIS Most persons have encountered, in certain provinces in France, a number of Chevaliers de Valois. One lived in Normandy, another at Bourges, a third (with whom we have here to do) flourished in Alencon, and doubtless the South possesses others. The number of the Valesian tribe is, however, of no consequence to the present tale. All these chevaliers, among whom were doubtless some who were Valois as Louis XIV. was Bourbon, knew so little of one another that it was not advisable to speak to one about the others. They were all willing to leave the Bourbons in tranquil possession of the throne of France; for it was too plainly established that Henri IV. became king for want of a male heir in the first Orleans branch called the Valois. If there are any Valois, they descend from Charles de Valois, Duc d'Angouleme, son of Charles IX. and Marie Touchet, the male line from whom ended, until proof to the contrary be produced, in the person of the Abbe de Rothelin. The Valois-Saint-Remy, who descended from Henri II., also came to an end in the famous Lamothe-Valois implicated in the affair of the Diamond Necklace. Each of these many chevaliers, if we may believe reports, was, like the Chevalier of Alencon, an old gentleman, tall, thin, withered, and moneyless. He of Bourges had emigrated; he of Touraine hid himself; he of Alencon fought in La Vendee and "chouanized" somewhat. The youth of the latter was spend in Paris, where the Revolution overtook him when thirty years of age in the midst of his conquests and gallantries.

An Old Maid

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1613101643
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An Old Maid from the Author: Honore de Balzac.

The Old Maid And The Thief

Author: Gian Carlo Menotti
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780769245911
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The Old Maid And The Thief from the Author: Gian Carlo Menotti. Orchestra parts available for rent. For more information contact [email protected] or visit www.alfred.com/rental.

Confessions Of An Old Maid

Author: Edmund Frederick John Carrington
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Confessions Of An Old Maid from the Author: Edmund Frederick John Carrington.

The Old Maid

Author: Mary Singleton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781165851478
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The Old Maid from the Author: Mary Singleton. Due to the very old age and scarcity of this book, many of the pages may be hard to read due to the blurring of the original text, possible missing pages, missing text and other issues beyond our control.