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Twilight sleep

Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: New York, London, D. Appleton and Co., 1927.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Romance fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
Twilight sleep.
New York, London, D. Appleton and Co., 1927
(OCoLC)655290846
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Wharton
OCLC Number: 1520813
Description: 3 preliminary leaves, 3-372, [1] pages 20 cm
Responsibility: [by] Edith Wharton ...

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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.

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