Cover of: The old maid | Edith Wharton

About the Book

Originally serialized in The Red Book Magazine in 1922, The Old Maid is an examination of class and society as only Edith Wharton could undertake. The story follows the life of Tina, a young woman caught between the mother who adopted her—the beautiful, upstanding Delia—and her true mother, her plain, unmarried “aunt” Charlotte, who gave Tina up to provide her with a socially acceptable life. The three women live quietly together until Tina’s wedding day, when Delia’s and Charlotte’s hidden jealousies rush to the surface. Says Roxana Robinson in her Introduction, “Wharton weaves her golden, fine-meshed net about her characters with inexorable precision.” This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the original magazine publication.

Edition Notes

Illustrated lining-papers.

Series
Her Old New York., [v. 1]
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Library of Congress
PZ3.W555 Ol, PS3545.H16 Ol

The Physical Object

Pagination
3 p. l., 3-190, [1] p.
Number of pages
190

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6664800M
Internet Archive
oldmaidthefiftie00whar
LC Control Number
24011469
OCLC/WorldCat
552155
Library Thing
473207
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