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4.0 out of 5 stars
Very enjoyable, 19 Feb. 2011
Like the two reviewers before me, this was the first Edith Wharton novel I have read. It is also my first KIndle book - so I thought I should mark the occasion by writing my first review!
I found the writing beautiful and poetic. I was very much reminded of Tess of the D'Ubervilles and also Mill on the Floss. The whole situation especially towards the end seems so desperate and loaded against poor Charity who, having come down from the mountain, seems to have had her fate predetermined. However, being an optimist, I like to think that the relationship with Mr Royall will blossom and life for Charity takes a turn for the better.