The Glimpses of the Moon

Cover image for

Download


Author: Edith Wharton
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,887 / 240 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.1
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 3,049
mnybks.net#: 7377
Origin: gutenberg.org

Something more than an entertaining novel to enchant the summer days: it is a human document. Not a detail is lacking in the mise-en-scene. And in a series of chapters which might be fairly called acts of the drama, is presented a vivid, graphic transcription of one phase of contemporary life. The entire ensemble is a perfect mosaic, each piece of which fits into the scheme, and of which the relative values are held with that fine touch which characterizes Edith Wharton.

Show Excerpt

m, and judged them with the contemptuous lucidity of nearly twenty years of dependence. But at the present moment her animosity was diminished not only by the softening effect of love but by the fact that she had got out of those very people more--yes, ever so much more--than she and Nick, in their hours of most reckless planning, had ever dared to hope for.

"After all, we owe them this!" she mused.

Her husband, lost in the drowsy beatitude of the hour, had not repeated his question; but she was still on the trail of the thought he had started. A year--yes, she was sure now that with a little management they could have a whole year of it! "It" was their marriage, their being together, and away from bores and bothers, in a comradeship of which both of them had long ago guessed the immediate pleasure, but she at least had never imagined the deeper harmony.

It was at one of their earliest meetings--at one of the heterogeneous dinners that the Fred Gillows tried to think "literary"--that the young man

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë
War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy
Adventure
by Jack London
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The Betrothed
by Alessandro Manzoni
The Arabian Nights
by Andrew Lang

See more popular titles from this genre.