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Edith Wharton
(1862-1937) born on
Jan 24
US novelist, short-story writer. She wrote about upper-class New York society in "Ethan Frome," 1911 and "The Age of Innocence," 1920.
         
   
F
In any really good subject, one has only to probe deep enough to come to tears.

R
There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
A
Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
N
I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.
K
After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: "Artemis to Actaeon," 1909.
A: "The Writing of Fiction," ch. 1.
N: Letter to Upton Sinclair, 19 Aug 1927; in "The Letters of Edith Wharton," 1988.
K: Letter, 19 Nov 1907.
   


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