Thursday, January 20, 2011

she had saved herself whole from the seeming ruin of her life

Thursday, January 20, 2011



Strive as she would to put some order in her thoughts, the words would not come more clearly; yet she felt that she could not leave him without trying to make him understand that she had saved herself whole from the seeming ruin of her life.

~ Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth, 1905

3 comments:

Loree said...

If only we could all save ourselves whole. I think you chose a very interesting paragraph to share with us.

Angeli said...

The House of Mirth is my favorite of all Edith Wharton novels. So poignant and tragic. And beautifully written.

I feel as if i'm Lily Bart, the novel's heroine. :)

unstranger said...

Angeli, this is such an apt paragraph to come across at this time, thank you for posting.

 
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