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    okładka Siostry Bunner, Książka | Edith Wharton
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    okładka Siostry Bunner, Książka | Edith Wharton

    Życie nie rozpieszcza sióstr Bunner, ale prowadząc skromny sklepik z galanterią w nowojorskim zaułku udaje im się jakoś przetrwać. Tę szarą codzienność przerywa niespodziewanie zegar, jaki na urodziny dostaje Ewelina od starszej siostry. I nie sam przedmiot jest istotny, ale miejsce jego zakupu. W podobnym małym sklepiku, który prowadzi Herman Ramy. Anna Eliza zdaje się wierzyć, że ten samotny pan mógłby coś zmienić w jej życiu… Szybko jednak odkrywa, że to jej młodsza siostr...

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    okładka Lśnienie księżyca, Książka | Edith Wharton
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    okładka Lśnienie księżyca, Książka | Edith Wharton

    Europa, lata dwudziestych XX wieku. Głównymi bohaterami jest kochające się małżeństwo: oboje dobrze urodzeni, ale biedni. Zakochanie się przeszkodziło im w planach – Susy i Nick chcieli zdobyć majątek zawierając korzystny związek, a tu – masz ci los! – przeszkodziła im miłość. Ponieważ jednak są nowocześni i sprytni – zawarli umowę: przez rok mogą szczęśliwie żyć na koszt znajomych (wszyscy chcą pomagać nowożeńcom!), a jeśli któreś z nich będzie miało możliwość zawarcia bar...

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    okładka Duchy i ludzie, Książka | Edith Wharton
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    okładka Duchy i ludzie, Książka | Edith Wharton

    Edycja ze specjalnie do niej napisanym wstępem i bibliografią znawcy ghost stories i fantasy Marka S.Nowowiejskiego.

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    okładka Jak każe obyczaj, Książka | Edith Wharton
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    okładka Jak każe obyczaj, Książka | Edith Wharton

    Undine Spragg ma wielkie ambicje – chce osiągnąć „wszystko, co najlepsze”. Dzięki imponującej (a zarazem przerażającej) wytrwałości, ogromnemu sprytowi, zatrważającej zdolności manipulacji oraz nietuzinkowej urodzie i przepysznemu egoizmowi udaje jej się piąć na coraz to wyższe szczeble drabiny społecznej. Trafia do nowojorskiego światka, na paryskie salony, do zamków francuskiej arystokracji… Na każdym etapie swojej kariery poznaje, dotychczas jej obce, obyczaje, do których ...

    okładka The Age of Innocence, Ebook | Grzegorz Komerski, Marta Fihel, Edith Wharton, Marcin Jażyński
    okładka The Age of Innocence, Ebook | Grzegorz Komerski, Marta Fihel, Edith Wharton, Marcin Jażyński

    Język angielski Poziom B1–B2Lubisz czytać dobre powieści, a jednocześnie chcesz doskonalić swój angielski? Mamy dla Ciebie idealne połączenie! Klasyka literatury światowej w wersji do nauki języka angielskiego.CZYTAJ – SŁUCHAJ – ĆWICZCZYTAJ – dzięki oryginalnemu angielskiemu tekstowi powieści The Age of Innocence przyswajasz nowe słówka i uczysz się ich zastosowania w zdaniach. Wciągająca fabuła książki sprawi, że nie będziesz mógł się oderwać od lektury, co zapewni regularno...

    okładka The Age of Innocence. Wiek niewinności w wersji do nauki angielskiego, Audiobook | Edith Wharton
    okładka The Age of Innocence. Wiek niewinności w wersji do nauki angielskiego, Audiobook | Edith Wharton

    Język angielski Poziom B1–B2 Lubisz dobre powieści, a jednocześnie chcesz doskonalić swój angielski? Mamy dla Ciebie idealne połączenie! Klasyka literatury światowej w wersji do nauki języka angielskiego. Nowy Jork, lata siedemdziesiąte XIX wieku. Ellen Olenska, która niegdyś podjęła odważną i nieakceptowalną przez arystokratyczne środowisko decyzję o odejściu od męża, po kilku latach nieobecności wraca do miasta. Famme fatale, należąca do tej hermetycznej społeczności, dzi...

    okładka The Hermit and the Wild Woman and Other Stories, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka The Hermit and the Wild Woman and Other Stories, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    Seven short stories from the prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist Edith Wharton. With a wide variety of protagonists – a cloistered monk to a struggling artist to a Governor to a New England lawyer’s wife – she is flexing her writing muscles and trying on personas. Includes „The Last Asset”, „In Trust”, „The Pretext”, „The Verdict”, „The Pot-Boiler”, and „The Best Man”. In the title story, the reader learns that the „hermit,” as a young boy, witnessed the killi...

    okładka The Valley of Decision, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka The Valley of Decision, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    Published in 1902, „The Valley of Decision” is Edith Wharton’s first full length novel set in late 18th century Italy. In it, Odo Valsecca, a young Italian raised by peasants, is plucked from poverty and dropped into the lap of luxury as the newly named heir to his cousin, a duke. It is the time leading up to the French revolution, and Europe swirls with conflicting factions and ideologies, some trying to prop up the feudal and religious traditions that empowered them, and ...

    okładka The House of Mirth, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka The House of Mirth, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    Is Lily Bart a victim of circumstance or an agent of her own destruction? Edith Wharton’s acutely observed novel poses this question as it follows Lily’s tragic path through the country houses, card tables and drawing rooms of New York’s beau monde at the turn of the 20th century. Impoverished but well-born, Lily realizes a secure future depends on her acquiring a wealthy husband. Her desire for a comfortable life means that she will not marry for love without money, but he...

    okładka The Reef, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka The Reef, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    This is Wharton’s fifth novel. It is considered, together with the previous „Ethan Frome „and the subsequent „The Custom of the Country”, as partly autobiographical. Young diplomat George Darrow is on his way to meet Anna Leath, an old girlfriend who is now a widow with a young daughter and a grown stepson. When Anna abruptly postpones their rendezvous without explanation, Darrow concludes that she is no longer interested in him. He has a brief liaison with the delicate, ge...

    okładka The Marne, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka The Marne, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    American writer Edith Wharton is known for her novels of manners set in old New York; yet much of her adult life was spent in France. She lived in Paris throughout World War I and was heavily involved in refugee work. She was a hugely successful writer and the first woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for her novel „The Age of Innocence”. In this 1918 novella, we are introduced to the story of 15-year-old Troy Belknap who is from a wealthy family in New York but yearns to ...

    okładka The Touchstone, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka The Touchstone, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    Glennard had never thought himself a hero; but he had been certain that he was incapable of baseness. The central character, Stephen Glennard, sells for publication the private letters of a former, deceased lover, who had become a famous writer, so that he can finance his marriage to the girl he loves. The letters are a success, and he is able to be married. But when the guilt becomes unbearable and he confesses his transgression to his new wife, will she be able to forgive...

    okładka The Glimpses of the Moon, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka The Glimpses of the Moon, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    Set in the 1920s, „Glimpses of the Moon” details the romantic misadventures of Nick Lansing and Susy Branch, a couple with the right connections but not much in the way of funds. They are in love and decide to marry, but realize their chances of happiness are slim without the wealth and society that their more privileged friends take for granted. Nick and Susy agree to separate when either encounters a more eligible proposition. Their conditional marriage begins to falter a...

    okładka The Greater Inclination, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka The Greater Inclination, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    This is Edith Wharton’s earliest published collection of 8 short stories (1899). A selection consists: „Muse’s Tragedy”: Unrequited love between a poet and his muse. „The Journey”: A woman journeys with her ailing husband. „The Pelican”: A woman supports her son. „Souls Belated”: The pressure put on couples to marry. „A Coward”: A man recounts his cowardice past. „The Twilight of the God”: Past lovers meet under a husbands eye. „A Cup of Cold Water”: Redemption song. „The P...

    okładka The Fruit of the Tree, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka The Fruit of the Tree, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    Published in 1907, this little novel by the author of „The Age of Innocence” was considered controversial for its frank treatment of labor and industrial conditions, drug addiction, mercy killing, divorce, and second marriages. Clever, idealistic and poor John Amherst, the assistant manager of the cotton mill, is fed up with the deplorable working and living conditions of the workers in his charge. While visiting a worker in hospital he encounters a young nurse, Justine, co...

    okładka The Descent of Man and Other Stories, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka The Descent of Man and Other Stories, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    „The Descent of Man and Other Stories” is the third collection of ten short fiction from Edith Wharton, first published in 1904. It includes the title piece „Descent of Man,” as well as „The Other Two,” „Expiation,” „The Lady’s Maid’s Bell,” „The Mission of Jane,” „The Reckoning,” „The Letter,” „The Dilettante,” „The Quicksand,” and „A Venetian Night’s Entertainment”. Wharton dissecting some of the customs, habits and vagaries of courtship and marriage, particularly as prac...

    okładka Sanctuary, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka Sanctuary, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    Kate Orme is a young woman whose illusions of marital bliss are shattered when she comes face to face with the dark secret harbored by her fiancé, the wealthy and deceptively ebullient Denis. Kate decides to go ahead and by society’s willingness to overlook such transgressions, nevertheless marries him. Years later, her son faces a moral crisis similar to the one that showed her his father’s moral weakness. With the precision, beauty, and sharp awareness of the cracks in up...

    okładka Tales of Men and Ghosts, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka Tales of Men and Ghosts, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    In 1921, Edith Wharton became the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize, earning the award for „The Age of Innocence”. But Wharton also wrote several other novels, as well as poems and short stories that made her not only famous but popular among her contemporaries. „Tales of Men and Ghosts” (1910) consists of ten masterful ghost stories that listed here in chronological order of their original publication dates: „The Bolted Door”, „His Father’s Son”, „The Daunt Diana”, „The ...

    okładka The Custom of the Country, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka The Custom of the Country, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    Edith Wharton’s 1913 novel is a devastating critique of American upward mobility, told through the journey of Undine Spragg from fictional Midwestern Apex City to New York to Paris. Undine Spragg is one of the most ruthless characters in all of literature, as selfishly unscrupulous as she is fiercely beautiful. As Undine climbs the social ladder through a series of marriages and affairs, she shows little concern for who she has to step on to get anything and everything she ...

    okładka Summer, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka Summer, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    Considered by some to be her finest work, Edith Wharton’s „Summer” created a sensation when first published in 1917, as it was one of the first novels to deal honestly with a young woman’s sexual awakening. Seventeen-year-old Charity Royall is desperate to escape life with her hard-drinking adoptive father. Their isolated village stifles her, and his behavior increasingly disturbs her. When a young city architect Lucius Harney visits for the summer, it offers Charity the ch...

    okładka Madame de Treymes, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka Madame de Treymes, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    Even a short novel like „Madame de Treymes” shows you what a masterful writer Edith Wharton was. It is a captivating portrait of turn-of-the-century American and French culture. Inspired by Wharton’s own entré into Parisian society in 1906 and reminiscent of the works of Henry James, it tells the story of two young innocents abroad: Fanny Frisbee of New York, unhappily married to the dissolute Marquis de Malrive, and John Durham, her childhood friend who arrives in Paris in...

    okładka The Age of Innocence, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka The Age of Innocence, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    One of Edith Wharton’s most famous novels – the first by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize – exquisitely details a tragic struggle between love and responsibility during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people „dreaded scandal more than disease”. Newland Archer, a restrained young attorney, is engaged to the lovely May Welland but falls in love with May’s beautiful and unconventional cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska who returns to New York after a...

    okładka Bunner Sisters, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka Bunner Sisters, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    Originally published in 1916, but actually written in 1890, „Bunner Sisters” is a compelling, heartbreaking little novella about two sisters, who have never been apart, struggling to eek an existence as small shopkeepers on the margins of late nineteenth-century society in New York. They barely make enough money to live on. But when Ann Eliza the elder buys Evelina the younger a clock that does not work for her birthday, the sisters commence a relationship with Herbert Ramy...

    okładka Ethan Frome, Ebook | Edith Wharton
    okładka Ethan Frome, Ebook | Edith Wharton

    In the early years of the 20th century, life on a farm in Massachusetts is not easy. The New England winters are hard; snow and ice cover the fields for months, and the nights are long and cold. For a poor farmer like Ethan Frome, life has few bright moments. He works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious and hypochondriac wife, Zeena. But when Zeena’s young and beautiful cousin Mattie Silver enters their househo...