I have completed two books which I have not reviewed yet. One was for my bookclub with my church. We read "The Age of Desire" by Jennie Fields. It is about Edith Wharton, author of many well known books, "The Age of Innocence", "The House of Mirth", "Ethan Frome" and more. Apparently Mrs. Wharton, living in the Victorian Age was somewhat sexually deprived! If you want to find out whether she overcame this condition, you will have to read the book!!! I realized I have never read anything by Wharton, and now that I know a whole lot more about her, not sure I want to! She was not always a very nice person....and I don't mean morally. She was from a wealthy background and, typical of the times, thought nothing of those who spent their lifetimes taking care of her. It is well written and easy to read...does tell a great deal of the period and other persons of the time...Henry James, for one. He and Edith were big friends.
|Book Cover for "Age of Reason"|