Twilight Sleep

Twilight Sleep

Book - 1997
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Out of print for several decades, here is 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.
Publisher: New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1997
Edition: 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed
ISBN: 9780684839646
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wharton
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 21 cm


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Oct 07, 2015

The wealthy Manford family goes through life with all kinds of 'troubles' during one spring during the Jazz Age. The older generation thinks they have things under control and the younger ones just want to enjoy themselves. Funny at times; very satirical.
Glad Nona, the daughter, had the great last line. She was the interconnecting element in the story.


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